APPELATION: DO Ribeira Sacra
VARIETALS: Godello 71%, Albariño 10% and Treixadura 19%
ABOUT THE WINE: Ribeira Sacra and its Sil River Canyon must be counted among the world's most spectacular wine regions. Upon visiting, there is no choice but to be convinced of the region's potential to produce supremely expressive and individualistic wines. Twelve acres of vertiginous, single-row slate terraces form a perfect south-facing amphitheater on the Edo River tributary of the Sil. Varieties planted are Mencía for reds, Godello, Treixadura and Albariño for whites. The modern bodega, with a capacity for 50,000 bottles, is excavated into a hillside for complete temperature insulation, and boasts thoroughly updated winemaking equipment.
TASTING NOTES: Though light-bodied, this white shows impressive energy, with quince and tangerine flavors mingling with floral and mineral notes. Pure, lively and expressive.