A Telleira

Godello Ribeiro – 2022

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.

  • Soils: Clay stony soils, more clayey at higher side of vineyards, rounded small stones at the riverbank
  • Vine Age: 30 years
  • Vine Trellis System:  Trellis
Harvest Notes
  • Wines are hand harvested into 15kg (2.2 lbs) crates
  • Fermented in 5000-liter temperature-controlled tanks between 59 – 64ºF for 15 days.
  • Aged on fine lees 3 months.
Winemaker's Notes

A creamy and intense Godello with lemon custard, green apples, sour cream and stones on the nose, following through to a medium-bodied, zesty and flavorful palate. Really fresh, tangy and focused, with a mouthwatering finish.

Wine Summary

100% Godello; alcohol: 13%; 100% estate vineyards on the Miño River west of Ourense, D.O. Ribeiro; 30 year old vines planted in stony clay soils with smooth stones near the riverbank; 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: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Vegan Friendly

Reviews

Best Spanish White Wine 2023 - Points

Named BEST SPANISH WHITE WINE 2023

Spain Ministry of Agriculture, October 2023

https://www.mapa.gob.es/es/alimentacion/temas/promo-alimentos/premios-alimentos/galardonados_vino.aspx

Wine News, October, 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