Adega Cachín/Peza do Rei

Mencía 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.

  • Vineyard Area: 8 acres
  • Exposure: South
  • Soils: Slate, schist and granite stones
  • Vine Age: 25 – 35 years
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in the early morning
  • Destemmed and pressed
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 22 – 28º C for about 12 days
  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in tank
  • Wine racked and rested
  • Wines undergo quality control testing by the Ribeira Sacra Regulatory Council before bottling
  • Bottle aged 2 months
Winemaker's Notes

Bright cherry red color with expressive aromas of red fruits and slate. Balanced, soft and fruity with a round palate.

Wine Summary

Mencía 90%, Merenzao 2%, Tempranillo 3%, Sousón 2% and Garnacha 3%; alcohol: 13.5%; estate vineyard rising on steep, single row terraces from the Edo river in D.O. Ribeira Sacra; slate, schist and granite stone soils; vines 25 – 35 years; harvested early morning; destemmed; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 22 – 28º C for 18 days; spontaneous malolactic fermentation in tank; wine racked and rested, tested by Ribeira Sacra Regulatory Council before bottling; bottle aged 2 months.

Technical Information
  • Mencía 90%, Merenzao 2%, Tempranillo 3%, Sousón 2% and Garnacha 3%
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

General Info

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