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.

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
91 Points

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Dark ruby in the glass, this wine has aromas of purple plum, black olive paste and leather. It is softer than expected in the mouth, offering lightweight silky tannins and flavors of pomegranate, cranberry, milk chocolate, aniseed and sage leaf that linger into a Provençal herb-infused finish.

Wine Enthusiast, October, 2024