Adega Cachín/Peza do Rei

Blanco Ribeira Sacra – 2021

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
  • Soil: Granite with sand and silt
  • Vine Age: Over 25
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Gently pressed, then dynamic racking by floatation
  • Juice transferred to fresh stainless steel tank
  • Fermented at 13 – 15º C for 14 days
  • Wine racked again and aged on lees for 4 months
  • Aged in bottle at least 2 months
Winemaker's Notes

Yellow straw with green highlights, reflecting the wine’s youth. Bright and clear. Intense fruity and mineral aromas, followed by floral notes. Complex scents from the blend of varieties. Full and unctous mouthfeel balanced by refreshing acidity with a long finish.

Pair with seafood and fish.

Wine Summary

80% Godello, 13% Treixadura, 7% Albariño; alcohol: 12.5%; steep, single terraced estate rows above the Edo river in D.O. Ribeira Sacra; granite soils with sand and silt; hand harvested; gently pressed and settled; racked and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 13 – 15ºC for 14 days; second racking then aged 4 months on lees; aged at least 2 months before bottling.

Technical Information
  • 80% Godello, 13% Treixadura, 7% Albariño
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

Reviews

91.5 Points

This translucent and pale straw colored Godello from Adega Cachin is a very nice summer wine. It opens with a ripe quince and wet stone bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced and round. It was also very easy to drink and viscous. The flavor is a gentle crushed stone and lemon verbena blend with notes of saline. I also detected some faint hints of quince and almond in the mix. The finish is dry and quite refreshing.

Ken's Wine Guide, June, 2023

General Info

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