The last economic crisis led to Xurxo Alba giving up his job as a consultant oenologist and devoting his work to his own vineyards and winery instead. White wines from Rías Baixas and Valdeorras and reds from Ribeira Sacra, Xurxo's wines always strongly express the character of their terroir. In the renowned area of Salnés, for example, he makes the most of the qualities of granite soils and the nearby sea to create fresh and lively wines. Wherever he works, Xurxo has an impassioned respect for the nature of vines, ensuring this is seen in every glass of his wines. Despite his youth, he is convinced that the use of chemical products is not good for vines and he aims to reduce, or even do away with, their use — no easy task in the damp Galician climate. His Albamar wines are mature and fresh, the result of small productions and over 25 years of family experience. They stand proudly among top-quality Galician wines.