Bouza de Rei
Bouza do Rei is situated in Ribadumía in the heart of the Salnés valley, between the estuaries of Arousa and Pontevedra, the largest coastal plain in Galicia. It is one of the most fertile areas of land, and is considered to be a historical sub-region of Albariño, presenting one of the flattest orographies. In fact, the vines are normally grown on small hills which rarely reach higher than 100 metres above sea level. The terrains of the Rías Baixas wines are under the influence of the Atlantic climate: in autumn and winter they normally receive warm fronts from the tropics, which usually result in heavy rains, with yearly averages of around 1300 mm and mild temperatures. Spring comes early and is free from frost. The summers are dry, though they are normally mild due to the proximity of the sea and the protective influence of surrounding mountains. Generally speaking, the soil has a high level of granite and is relatively sandy, rich in organic material, slightly acidic, permeable and deep (except on the hills), thus favouring the cultivation of grapes with a pleasant flavour.
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