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  Designation of Origin "Rías Baixas"

It is one of five Designations of Origin existing in Galicia, geographical area located in northwestern Spain. It is divided into five divisions: Val do Salnes, Condado do Tea, El Rosal, Sotomayor and Ribera del Ulla. The vineyards cover an area of around 3,814 hectares belonging to 180 wineries. This Designation is the largest Galician production, because 55 of its wineries produce more than 25,000 liters and twenty exceed 75,000. The total production exceeds 10 million liters.

The climate in this area is Atlantic. The winters are mild, with an average temperature in January (the coldest month of the year) ranging between 10 degrees in La Guardia village and 9 degrees in Frieira area.

The elaboration of wines protected under the Designation of Origin "Rías Baixas" is made exclusively with grapes from the following varieties: Albariño, white Loureira or Marques, Treixadura and white Caiño for white wines  and Caiño, Espadeiro,red Loureira and Sousón for red wines. In addition, are allowed Torrontés and Godello for white wines and Mencia, Brancellao and Pedral for red wines.

The Albariño grape, with small and very sweet grains native to Galicia, is the classic monovariety production with more successful in this appellation.

Bodega Rectoral do Umia

It is situated in the valley of Salnes, along the river Umia where Albariño grape reaches its maximum expression.

In its modern facilities, the winery is focused on making excellent wines, always using the latest techniques and in accordance with strict guidelines to ensure the excellence of its wines consistently throughout the year.

The production of the winery, among all brands that produce, reaches a million bottles. This circumstance enshrines "Bodegas Rectoral do Umia" like one of the most important wineries in the appellation. Currently, the warehouse has capacity to 2.7 million liters.

The grapes come from 130 hectares of vineyards in the Valley Salnes. The vines are planted on granite pergolas, calls "parrales", in order to protect from moisture and provide greater surface area of the plant to the sun.