Adega Cachín/Peza do Rei

Blanco Ribeira Sacra – 2020

Region: Spain - Galicia

Adega Cachín/Peza do Rei

The family of César Enriquez is among the core group of founding growers of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra appellation. Starting in the early 90’s they replanted their vineyard site to noble varieties.

Peza do Rei is a medieval walled vineyard and woodlands estate taking its name from the Kings of León, who used the site as an income source and private hunting retreat.

The property consists of 4.85 ha (12 acres) of vertiginous, single-row slate terraces forming a perfect south-facing amphitheater on the Edo River tributary of the Sil where the varieties planted are Mencía for reds, Godello, Treixadura and Albariño for whites.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards on steep, single terraced rows above the Edo river in D.O. Ribeira Sacra.

  • Exposure: South, Southwest
  • Soils: Slate, Granite with sand and silt
  • Vine Age: 25 years
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in early morning
  • Gentle pressing, then dynamic racking by floatation
  • Juice transferred to new stainless steel tank
  • Fermented at 13 – 15º C for 14 days
  • Wine racked and rested for 3-4 months
Winemaker's Notes

Straw yellow color with greenish reflections, clear and bright. Aromas of fruit and minerals with a floral background. Fullness on the palate with both bright acidity and unctous depth, leading to a persistent finish.

Wine Summary

93% Godello, 7% Treixadura & Albariño; alcohol: 13%; estate vineyards on steep terraced rows above the Edo river in D.O. Ribeira Sacra; slate and granite, sandy and silty soils; harvested early morning; gently pressed and settled overnight; fermented in stainless steel tanks at 13 – 15º C for 14 days; wine racked and rested for 3-4 months before bottling.

Technical Information
  • 93% Godello, 7% Treixadura & Albariño
  • Alcohol: 13%

Reviews

92 Points

This bright straw colored Godello from Adega Cachin is very good. It opens with a lemon tart and wet stone bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round, balanced, and viscous. The flavor is a tasty stony mineral influenced quince and gentle yellow grapefruit blend with notes of saline, almond, and lime. The finish is dry and refreshing. Everyone that tried this wine liked it. I would pair this impressive Godello with oysters.

Ken's Wine Guide, April, 2022

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION Galicia
APPELLATION D.O. Ribeira Sacra
PROPRIETORS Enriquez family
FOUNDED César Enriquez
WINEMAKER Julio Ponce Mouriño