Adega Cachín/Peza do Rei

Mencía 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 years
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Destemmed and pressed
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 22 – 28º C
  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in tank
  • Wine racked into fresh tank and rested
  • Wines undergo quality control testing by the Ribeira Sacra Regulatory Council before bottling
  • Bottle aged 2 months
Winemaker's Notes

Clear, brilliant cherry in the glass. Vivid Mencia aromas of red fruits.  The palate is soft, fruity and balanced with a full finish.

Pair with charcuterie, semi-mature cheeses, white meats and bluefish.

Wine Summary

94% Mencía, 2% Tempranillo, 1% Merenzao, 1% Caino, 1% Sousón, 1% Grenache; alcohol: 13%; estate vineyard on steep, single row terraces from the Edo river in D.O. Ribeira Sacra; granite with sand and silt soils; vines over 25 years old; hand harvested; destemmed, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks between 22 – 28º C, spontaneous malolactic fermentation; racked and aged in fresh tank; tested by Ribeira Sacra Regulatory Council before bottling; bottle aged 2 months.

Technical Information
  • 94% Mencía, 2% Tempranillo, 1% Merenzao, 1% Caino, 1% Sousón, 1% Grenache
  • Alcohol: 13%

General Info

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