Grower Website Morgadío Region: Spain - Galicia

In 1984 a farm named Morgadío—located in the Rías Baixas subdistrict of Condado do Tea near the village of Albeos—was consolidated from multiple existing owners, and planting began. Vineyard area was gradually expanded to its current 148 acres. Within Rías Baixas there are three primary subdistricts: El Rosal and Val do Salnés on Galicia’s rainy Atlantic coast, and Condado do Tea inland on the north bank of the Miño River, a situation remarkably reminiscent of Germany’s Rheingau.

Condado’s gentle climate, southern exposure and soil of brilliantly reflective granite sand serve to maximize the Albariño’s concentration. Just in time for the 1988 harvest, Morgadío finished a state-of-the-art, gravity-flow facility at the bottom of the vineyard amphitheater which includes pneumatic presses and isothermic stainless steel tanks. From the 1996 vintage, the Méndez family of Orense has increased investment in the bodega to maximization of the quality of the estate’s grapes and wines.

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION D.O. Rías Baixas
APPELLATION Condado do Tea
PROPRIETORS  Múndez family of Orense
FOUNDED 1984
WINEMAKER Pablo Estévez
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 15,000 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) Chemical free vineyards are maintained using a grass mantle. All measures are takien to preserve the indigenous flora and fauna.

The winery is located in the Rías Baixas County subzone, with 99 acres/40 hectares of vineyards planted to Albariño. Marked Atlantic character combines with minerality to highlight the Galician terroir. The average age of vines is  40 years old – but they never stop experimenting and innovating the farming techniques to naturally evolve the expression of this unique place.

 

 

WINE BLEND VINE AGE SOIL TYPES
Morgadío Albariño 100% Albarino 40+ years Granitic sand
Legado del Conde 100% Albarino 35+ years Granitic sand