ABOUT THE BRAND
The scallop's shell ("vieira" in Spanish) is much more than delicious seafood and the perfect pairing for this extraordinary white; it is the official symbol of Galicia, a unique region in northwestern Spain with Gaelic roots and green fiord-like slopes that meet the Atlantic Ocean forming the renowned ”Rías”. This crisp and floral white showcases a beautiful combination of pear, melon and orange in the fragrant nose. Fruity and open-knit, it offers honeydew and candied citrus fruit flavors and a touch of bitter quince in the palate paired with harmonious acidity and an impeccable finish.
ABOUT THE WINE
PRODUCER: DBL / Bodegas As Laxas
LOCATION: Arbo, Pontevedra
APPELLATION: D.O. Rias Baixas
VARIETALS: 100% Albariño
This crisp and floral white showcases a beautiful combination of pear, melon and orange in the fragrant nose. Fruity and open-knit, it offers honeydew and candied citrus fruit flavors and a touch of bitter quince in the palate combined with harmonious acidity and an impeccable finish. Ideal for shellfish, shrimp, grilled fish and all kinds of salads.
PRODUCTION: 30,000 bottles
ABOUT THE WINERY
Established in 1862 in Arbo (Pontevedra), As Laxas was a founding member of the Rias Baixas appellation after being purchased by Simón Ferro in 1975. Today, under the leadership of Ferro’s four children the winery is equipped with the latest technology and owns 50 Has of vineyards dedicated to producing only the highest quality Albariños.
ABOUT RIAS BAIXAS
Rías Baixas (ree-ahs-buy-shuss), established in 1988 is the most important Denomination of Origin (DO) in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain. Rías Baixas’ coastline is comprised of inlets reminiscent of Norway’s fjords and boasts some of Spain’s most stunning beaches and an endless supply of fresh seafood. Vieira de Plata comes from the subzone of Condado do Tea (Tea County) named after the river Tea, a tributary of the Miño River. Condado is the second largest sub-zone and the most inland, enjoying warmer, drier conditions. Fairly mountainous with granite and slate soils, Condado is ideal for Albariño grapes to achieve the perfect combination of ripenss and acidity.