Galicia is a
very individual region within Spain, with a language and culture
all of its own. It is also home to what is arguably Spain's
greatest white grape, Albariño, which grows on the traditional
pergolas throughout the Rías Baixas area of Galicia.
a cool region with a strong maritime influence whose wines marry
admirably with the local penchant for all things
the producers in the region are very small and as a result, prices
for Albarino are pretty solid. Whilst not exactly cheap. Bouza do
Rei works as a small cooperative and five local vineyard owners
pool their resources to make just two wines - both
Castel de Bouza is finer and well- structured,
exemplifying all that great Albariño should be - fine,
minerally, with citrus fruit with hints of the salty maritime
Lagar de Bouza is fuller and rounder and uses more press wine to
give fullness of flavour.