Rías Baixas acquired its official DO status in 1988 and covers 2700 ha over five sub-zones. The climate is Atlantic, somewhat windy; in general rainfall is high and the temperatures mild, rarely exceeding 30 °C. Differences in micro-climates, terroir and grape varieties in the five sub-zones, as well as different winemaking techniques, make for wonderful diversity. Styles range from a crisp, aromatic “melony” character in Val do Salnés, the colder zone due to its closeness to the coast, to a peachier, softer style in O Rosal, and a less fruity and earthier style in the warmer Condado do Tea.