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Quality is the driving force behind everything we do at Paco & Lola. Using 100% albariño, our winemakers treat the wines with the utmost respect for the grape and the land, trying to interfere as little as possible and only in order to bring our albariño wines to their full potential. As a result, our albariños have consistently received the best ratings worldwide and our flagship brand, Paco & Lola Albarino, is considered one of the top albariños worldwide.
The appellation Rías Baixas is assigned to a group of geographical areas in southern Galicia, Spain sharing very specific agro-climatic conditions that give rise to the exceptional qualities of its wines. Generally, these areas are slightly sloping and low-lying (usually less than 300 feet in elevation) and are found near the sea and estuaries. The appellation is currently composed of five distinct subzones. Paco & Lola belongs to the largest of the five, Val do Salnés. Cultivating the Albariño grapes in this area is an intricate process because of the morphological peculiarities of the land and certain climatic conditions found in the Val do Salnés subzone. The most relevant of these is undeniably the abundant rainfall and humidity, which is why growers still prefer the traditional method of emparrado -- trellising the vines horizontally using granite posts for support. This method ensures optimal ripening conditions by maximizing sunlight while simultaneously keeping the vines away from ground humidity and facilitating airflow.
Paco & Lola is a young, modern winery known for its high-quality Albariños and a sophisticated fun image. In less than 10 years, this winery has become one of the most recognized albariño producers in the world. Founded in 2005, Paco & Lola is the fruit of a business initiative of a group of independent winegrowers who wanted to take their production to a professional level. More than 400 families from the Salnés Valley gathered together to create the largest cooperative belonging to the D.O. Rías Baixas, in Galicia, Northwest Spain. The result is 270 hectares of vineyards growing 100% albariño spread out over more than 2,000 plots of land, creating a distinctive product identity and an outstanding winemaking philosophy.