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Bouza do Rei, DO Rias Baixas

Bouza do Rei is one of the best value wineries we have come across in Galicia.

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.

This is a cool region with a strong maritime influence whose wines marry admirably with the local penchant for all things pescatorial.

Many of 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 Albariños.

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 air.

Lagar de Bouza is fuller and rounder and uses more press wine to give fullness of flavour.