Adega O Casal was founded in 2000 by five partners sharing the ideal of capturing the true varietal and optimum expression of the indigenous Godello and Mencía grapes. Starting with inherited family plots at high elevation near the village of Rubiá, the vineyard area has gradually expanded to the current eight hectares (19.76 acres) planted in small parcels primarily to Godello and Mencía. Parcels are located on both sides of the Sil River,offering both slate and chalk/clay terroirs. This duality of terroir is expressed in a layered textural/mineral complexity that defines the house style. Casal Novo Godello and Mencía are unoaked in order to feature the wines’ inherent complexity.Arriving from Bierzo, the first and highest village in Valdeorras is Rubiá, home of Adega O Casal. High elevation and off-south exposures delay maturation, and quality is sought via low yields and sustainable viticulture.