A Telleira

Godello Ribeiro – 2020

Region: Spain - Ribeiro

A Telleira

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards on the Miño River west of the provincial capital and ancient Roman mining center of Orense, D.O. Ribeiro.

  • Vine Age: 25 years
  • Soils: Clay and rounded small stones
  • Vine Training System: Trellis
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested into 15kg crates
  • Fermented in 5000 liter stainless steel tanks for 15 days at 59 – 64ºF
  • Aged on fine lees for 3 months
Winemaker's Notes

From a vineyard block named “A Telleira” in homage to its location near the former grounds of a traditional clay tile facility. Citrus, pebbles and fruit give way to the round, mouth-filling palate. Bright and concentrated with pronounced minerality, this Godello is full and dry yet refreshing.

Wine Summary

100% Godello; alcohol: 12.5%; estate vineyards on the Miño River west of Ourense, D.O. Ribeiro; 25 year old vines planted in clay soils with smooth stones; hand harvested into small crates; fermented in 5000 liter stainless steel tanks for 15 days at 59 – 64ºF, aged 3 months on fine lees; vegan friendly.

Technical Information
  • 100% Godello
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Vegan friendly

Reviews

92 Points

This wine achieves a lovely depth of flavor while still holding its fresh green-apple crunch. A contrast of waxy, rich, golden buttercup scents and lively, buzzing acidities, this feels immediately destined for sashimi or, in Galicia, local creatures of the sea, especially goose barnacles.

Wine and Spirits, August, 2021

90 Points

Ripple of exotic fruits salad, citrus and floral notes. Fine expression, crisp with restrained fruit and purity. 2022 – 2025

Decanter, June, 2022

93 Points

This light gold colored Godello from Finca Reboreda is an outstanding wine and value. It opens with a fragrant grapefruit and quince bouquet with hints of lime zest. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round, mouthwatering, and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a very tasty ruby grapefruit and quince blend with notes of crushed stone minerality and lemon verbena. I also detected hints of ginger and saline in the mix. The finish is dry, refreshing, and lengthy. I would pair this impressive Godello with a Portuguese fish stew or with pan-seared halibut with a garlic crab topping.

Ken's Wine Guide, February, 2022

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION D.O. RIBEIRO
APPELLATION Val do Miño
PROPRIETORS Méndez family of Orense
FOUNDED 1940
WINEMAKER Pablo Estévez
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