A Telleira

Mencia 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.

  • Soils: Clay, sand and rounded small stones
  • Vine Age: 25 years
  • Vine Training System: Trellis
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested into 15kg crates
  • Destemmed and lightly pressed
  • Prefermative maceration for 2 days
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 72ºF for 7 – 9 days
Winemaker's Notes

A fresh and floral mencia, full of aromas of blue flowers, red and blueberries and some lemon. Elegant and lively with a light to medium body. Silky and fresh.

Wine Summary

100% Mencia; alcohol: 13%; Estate vineyards on the Miño River near Orense, D.O. Ribeiro; clay, sand and round stone soil; vines about 25 years old; hand harvested; prefermative maceration for 2 days; destemmed and light pressing; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 72ºF for 7 – 9 days.

Technical Information
  • 100% Mencia
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/l

Reviews

91 Points

A fresh and floral mencia, full of aromas of blue flowers, red and blue berries and some lemon. Elegant and lively with a light to medium body. Silky and fresh. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, September, 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