Galicia

The Northwest corner of Spain is Galicia, green Spain. This Atlantic coastal region is mostly white wine country, with Rias Baixas Albariño having an international reputation. We represent two producers here, both of top quality and value. Bouza de Carril is a great bargain, and Altos do Cristimil can approach greatness. If you think Spain is too south and hot for great white wine, please remember that if you sail straight west of Rias Baixas for exactly 3000 miles, you can pull up to my dock in Harpswell, Maine.

There are other good whites, as well as a few good inland reds from Bierzo. At the eastern extremity, on the North Atlantic coast, the Basque white wine Txakoli offers acidity mimicking that of German Riesling… before global warming. While it’s fairly well known that Basque country and Catalonia have their own languages, fewer people know that the Galician language is a tongue-twisting mix of Spanish and Celtic.

Galicia

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