Rías Baixas Sub-Region: Condado do Tea

Condado do Tea translates into “The County of Tea,” but this interior swath of Rias Baixas was not named after fermented leaves. Rather, Tea refers to a tributary of the Miño River, and the Albariño grapes growing along it are the focus of fermentation—into wine. A mountainous area of granite and slate, Condado de Tea is the second largest sub-region of five. As it sits further inland, vineyards enjoy a warmer, drier climate than their coastal counterparts.

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