Rías Baixas represents the lowlands of Galicia, with an elevation generally less than 300m near the sea and the lower reaches of the rivers, giving the region a distinct Atlantic influence with mild temperatures and high rainfall. Here, Albariño finds its natural habitat. La Milla is a cuvée made in collaboration with third generation winegrower and winemaker Angel Parada. It is sourced from an organically and biodynamically farmed plot of old vines (up to 80 years old) in the sandy soils of the Soutomaior subzone of Rías Baixas. After hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentation and aging occur entirely in stainless steel tanks
This Spanish gem of a grape has thick skins and is disease resistant, meaning it can thrive in Galicia's humid, rainy, oceanic climate. Often planted in sandy soils near the ocean, the resulting wines often display notes of salinity. This La Milla bottling from Viños de Terruños is textbook, classic Albariño: ripe citrus and stone fruit, refreshing acidity, stony minerality, and is just to die for. Pair with shellfish, crab-crusted cod, or pan-asian cuisine.