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types of Galician grapes

Nous travaillons avec une grande variété de raisins tels que albariño, godello ou treixadura parmi beaucoup d'autres.

raisin de Galice

Outre le processus de vieillissement, les types of Galician grapes used to make wine are many and varied, from native grapes to those authorised by the different designations of origin. Thus, all kinds of wines can be obtained in our community, from whites to sweet toasted wines, including young reds, crianza reds and rosés. In addition, for some years now, sparkling wines have also been produced, preferably using the Albariño variety.

In this way, we achieve that the grapes of Galicia provide an incredible range of wines of excellent variety, which can be both single-varietal and multi-varietal. This whole process is carried out following the tradition that has surrounded our wines for centuries.

Within the types of Galician grapes we find a series of varieties that are included in the protected geographical indications, but there are also other grapes authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture to be used in wines.

At WINES.GAL we work with many Galician grape varieties, such as Albariño, Godello, Treixadura…, but there are many others that are grown in our land. Discover here which are the main varieties and how they have evolved over the years, to offer a top quality wine as we have today.

Galician white grape

In the case of the Galician white grape, for example, we can find the Branco lexítimo, which in Barbanza is known by the name of Raposo. This grape, cultivated to a lesser extent than its “big” sister (Albariño), is not a recent discovery, as it was catalogued in 1914 by Nicolás García de los Salmones. However, it is only in recent years that its fame and use have increased.

This story is repeated with other types of Galician grapes, which have been known for years, but are now experiencing a second youth, such as the Torrontés variety (the second most produced white variety in Ribeiro), the Caíño Blanco (also in Ribeiro, but in smaller proportions), the Dona Branca (produced mainly in Valdeorras), the Agudelo (typical of Betanzos and which coincides with the French Chenin Blanc) or the Loureira (the fifth most cultivated variety in Ribeiro).

The white grapes are:

Albariño
Treixadura
Godello
Torrontés
Caíño Blanco
Loureira
Dona branca
Lado
Branco Lexitimo
Palomino
Verdello

Galician red grape

When we talk about the Galician red grape, the names most commonly known by the public are Mencía or Sousón, which are very popular in the markets. Nor can we forget the varieties Caíño tinto, Caíño bravo and Caíño longo; three different varieties that provide the whole range of Caíño with endless possibilities when it comes to producing red wines.

The rest of the red grapes also have a special place among the Galician grape varieties, such as Garnacha Tintoreira, Espadeiro or Brancellao. Thanks to the many possibilities offered by the red grape, a high quality wine is achieved that meets all the needs of our customers.

The red grapes are:

Mencia
Souson
Caíño Tinto
Brancellao
Merenzao
Caíño Longo
Espadeiro
Ferron
Negreda
Grenache
Araúxa
Bâtard
Tempranillo
Loureira
Caíño Bravo

In short, all types of Galician grapes offer sufficient quality to produce wines of the highest quality. White wines and red wines are the most common, but it is increasingly common to see new sparkling wines or to recover the toasted wines of yesteryear.

Contact WINES.GAL to explore all the options we work with.

Albariño

Araúxa

Bâtard

Blanco

Brancellao

Caño

Caíño Longo

Dona branca

Ferron

Grenache

Godello

Lado

Loureira

Mencia

Merenzao

Souson

Tempranillo

Tinto

Treixadura

Verdello