Bodega As Laxas – Bodegas As Laxas is a family owned and
operated bodega located in the Condado do Tea subsection of
the Rias Baixas region in northwest Spain near the Atlantic
coast. The estate vineyards are terraced with a southern
exposure overlooking the Mino River, which separates Spain
from the northern border of Portugal. Bodegas As Laxas was
one of the first bodegas in the region to be awarded the status
of D.O. Rias Baixas.
History -- The bodega was founded in 1862 and operated
continuously until the original bodega was destroyed in a fire in
1960. The bodega was rebuilt shortly afterwards and has been
continuously updated in order to remain on the cutting edge of
wine technology. About 15 years ago the Rias Baixas regional
government had some promotional funds available. The U.S.
won over several competing countries for this promotion.
Today, the U.S. leads the world in imports of Albarino wines with
over 50% of the total Albarino exports from Spain coming to the
Tasting Notes – Clear straw yellow color with green nuances.
Fruity and floral aromas of apple, stone fruits, and apricot. Fresh
with a touch of acidity to balance the structure and body.