News | Jan 12 2018

It's Official! PGI Ribeira do Morrazo!

The registration of new Spanish wine region Protected Ribeira do Morrazo has just been officially approved by the European Commission, making it this country's forty-second PGI-protected region.

 

PGI Ribeira do Morrazo is comprised of the towns of Bueu, Cangas, Marín, Moaña, Poio, Pontevedra, Redondela and Vilaboa; all located in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia.

Here, the Atlantic Ocean shares its influence with the slopes and protected microclimates of this lush, hilly area of southwestern Galicia, where the vineyards yield balanced, aromatic, fruity and floral wines with a good potential for aging.

Traditional wine making techniques, soils that alternate between sandy and granite, as well as other characteristics, confer this newly protected region with singular traits that have led to its new designation. 

PGI Ribeira do Morrazo produces dry white wines made with native white grapes Albariño, Caíño Blanco, Godello, Loureira, Treixadura, Branco lexítimo and Torrontés; and reds with authorized varieties Brancellao, Caíño Tinto, Pedral, Espadeiro, Loureiro Tinto, Mencía and Sousón.

Incidentally, Ribeira do Morrazo is the first, quality-differentiated region in Spain to be granted status by the European Union under the new system for Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographic Indication wines that was implemented in 2012.
 

Traditional wine making techniques, soils that alternate between sandy and granite, as well as other characteristics, confer this newly protected region with singular traits that have led to its new designation. 
Adrienne Smith /@ICEX
Ribeira do Morrazo
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