- Denominación de Origen
- Año(s) plantado
D.O. Rias Baixas
Towns of Xil and Castrelos, Province of Cambados-Pontevedra, D.O. Rias Baixas
Iglesario and La Playa
Iglesario: 1970; La Playa: 1978
Traditional organic dry farmed viticulture. Planted in the pergola system. Cultivated completely by hand.
Very acidic sandy soils originating from the granite mother rock.
Atlantic climate. Very humid for the majority of the year with warm summers. Influenced by the gulf stream.
Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. Fermentation by indigenous yeast in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600 L barrels, respectively).
12 months sur lie in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600L barrels, respectively) with battonage.
La Caña Navia recovers the traditional methods of elaborating Albariño, before the incorporation of stainless steel tanks, when the wines were fermented and aged in large chestnut wood barrels on the lees. These were the wines that Jorge Ordóñez first discovered in Rias Baixas when he became the first person to export the varietal.