Founded in 1860, Bodegas As Laxas is a historic, family-owned and managed estate with a long and rich tradition of wine-making. It was one of the first bodegas in the region to be awarded the status of DO Rias Baixas when established in 1898 and it operated continuously until the original bodega was destroyed in a fire in 1960. It was rebuilt soon afterwards and, with constant upgrading, is now at the cutting edge of wine technology. It was acquired by the Simón Ferró family in
1982, and they own 19 hectares of vineyards planted
the queen of the vineyard, Treixadura,
Located in Arbo, on the banks of the River Miño in
the mountainous sub-zone Condado de Tea (Pontevedra), the estate's vineyards are more than 30 years old and situated on south-facing granite terraces 200 metres above sea level. The vineyards benefit from the sloping landscape
of south-facing terraces, the influence of the humid Atlantic
winds and the intense rays of the sun that caress the
grapes. This environment is the natural habitat of
the Albariño, representing in fact the only conditions
under which it may be grown successfully. In addition, mild
temperatures and plentiful rainfall interspersed with sunny
spells allow the vines to achieve their full potential. The climate and the morphology of the land - poor, acidic, sandy and thin - provide the Albariño with its characteristics of aroma and freshness. This most noble of Galician grapes produces exquisite wines that are aromatic, magnificently
balanced and very flavourful.
Research has shown that local
yeasts are responsible for the aromatic character of the wine.
Studies have been centred on identifying and isolating these
local yeasts and, with the separate microvinification of grapes
from various terroirs, it has been discovered that yeasts
differ completely from vineyard to vineyard. The bodega
has modern water-cooled stainless steel installations.
Click on the underlined grape varieties
for more information.