CASTEL de BOUZA

Rias Baixas, Spain

CASTEL de BOUZA

Rias Baixas, Spain

Galicia is a very individual region within Spain, with a language and culture all of its own. It is also home to arguably Spain’s greatest white grape, Albariño, which grows on the traditional pergolas all over the Rias Baixas area of Galicia. Many of the producers in the region are very small and, as a result, prices for Albariño are pretty solid. While not exactly cheap, Bouza do Rei is one of the best value wineries we have come across.

Working as a small cooperative, 5 local vineyard owners pool their resources to make just 2 wines. Castel de Bouza is finer, more structured and exemplifies all that great Albariño should be – fine, minerally, citrus fruit with hints of the salty maritime air. Lagar de Bouza is fuller, rounder and uses more press wine to give fullness of flavour.