Founded in 1940, Finca Reboreda, which produces the A Telleira wines, is the largest private wine firm in D.O. Ribeiro. Finca Reboreda is credited with being pioneers for quality wine in the area. José Luis Méndez and his daughter Ana are leading the way as one of the most progressive and well regarded wineries in Galicia.
The A Telleira vineyard is made up of 40 hectares (98.84 acres) on the Miño River west of the provincial capital and ancient Roman mining center of Orense. Soil types are alluvial and stony near the river with outcroppings of slate, granite and chalk on the higher west-facing slopes. Varieties planted include Godello, Mencía, Treixadura, Torrontés and Loureiro.
The Méndez family also purchased the Albariño super-estate Adegas Morgadío in 1996.
|APPELLATION||Val do Miño|
|PROPRIETORS||Méndez family of Orense|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||20,000 9L cases|
|FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)||Chemical free vineyards are maintained using a grass mantle. All measures are taken to preserve the indigenous flora and fauna|
A Telleira is a magic triangle formed by 3 plots with different types of soil: boulder, clay and loamy sand. In ancient times, the reddish soil of these three plots was used to make clay tiles that covered the roofs of the houses. Rising from the Miño River, they benefit from a very special microclimate since water moderates the temperature contrast of this area of the D.O. Ribeiro.
|WINE||BLEND||VINE AGE||SOIL TYPES|
|A Telleira Godello||100% Godello||25 years||Stony, calcareous clay|
|A Telleira Mencia||100% Mencia||Over 20 years||Granitic, sandy|