A Telleira

Godello Ribeiro – 2021

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%
  • Total Acidity: 6 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Vegan friendly

Reviews

92 Points

Freshly squeezed lime juice, green apple and crushed stone. A very creamy, flavorful palate, filled with fine lees and sliced apples. Medium-bodied and intense, but still elegant and zesty. An excellent godello to enjoy now.

jamessuckling.com, September, 2022

92 Points

This straw colored Godello from Spain is very good and a great value. It opens with a ginger and yellow grapefruit bouquet with hints of nectarine. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, lush and bright. The flavor profile is a grapefruit and quince blend with notes of lime zest. I also detected in ginger, saline and lemon verbena. The finish is dry and refreshing. I would suggest pairing this impressive Godello with sushi

Ken's Wine Guide, June, 2023

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