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GALICIA: RIBEIRA SACRA, RIBEIRO, MONTERREI, VALDEORRAS, RIAS BAIXAS

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ADEGA GUIMARO , PEDRO RODRÍGUEZ, DO RIBEIRA SACRA

Pedro Rodríguez of Guimaro was among the first growers who brought international attention to the remote region of Ribeira Sacra. Although his family was making wine as long as they remember, it was only in 1991 that they started bottling it, joining the newly created DO. They named their winery “Guimaro” (meaning “rebel” in Gallego) – as a tribute to Pedro’s grandfather. Continuing the work of his parents, Pedro has managed to bring the estate on to the next level. In early 2000 he collaborated with Raúl Perez, who helped him realise the potential of the old plots of vines located on the steep, south facing slopes composed mainly of granite, schist, and slate. With time, the best parcels were identified, yields reduced, and organic farming implemented. In his effort to transmit the essence of the place, Pedro chooses to focus on the viticulture, keeping things simple in the winery.

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GUIMARO BLANCO JOVEN

Ref.: V0001271          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Godello and others

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GUIMARO CEPAS VIEJAS

Ref.: V0001272         Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Godello and others

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GUIMARO JOVEN

Ref.: V0001270          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals:  Mencía and others

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GUIMARO CAMINO REAL

Ref.: V0001335          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals:  Mencía and others

Single Vineyards

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GUIMARO FINCA MEIXEMAN

Ref.: V0001273          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Mencía and others

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GUIMARO A PONTE

Ref.: V0001336        Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Mencía and others

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GUIMARO FINCA CAPELINOS

Ref.: V0001274          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Mencía and others

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GUIMARO FINCA POMBEIRAS

Ref.: V0001275          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Mencía and others

 
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LUIS ANXO RODRÍGUEZ VÁZQUEZ, DO RIBEIRO

In recent years Ribeiro has emerged as an area with the most potential within Galicia. But it was not always like this... Back in the 1980’s Luis Anxo Rodriguez Vazquez, was among a handful of so called colleiteiros – farmers, for whom, small scale vine growing remained a way of life. After studying Oenology, Luis returned to Ribeiro taking over the family farm. He has divided his vineyards into more than 100 micro-parcels, planted with native varieties: Treixadura, Lado, Albariño, Torrontes in whites and red ones: Brancellao, Caiño Longo, Caiño Redondo and Ferrol, which Luis favours the most. The vines aged between 10 – 50 years, grow on traditional terraces on decomposed granite soil. Made in miniscule quantities the wines of Luis have reputation among sommeliers and collectors as some of the most compelling and rare in Europe, while being a prove that Galician reds and whites can age with elegance. We feel very privileged adding them to our portfolio.

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L. ANXO VIÑA DE MARTIN OS PASAS WHITE

Ref.: V0004582        Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Treixadura, Albariño, Lado, Torrontes

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L. ANXO A TEIXA WHITE

Ref.: V0004586        Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Treixadura, 5% Godello and Albariño

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L. ANXO VIÑA DE MARTIN ESCOLMA WHITE

Ref.: V0004584        Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals: Treixadura, Albariño, Lado, Torrontes

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L. ANXO VIÑA DE MARTIN A TORNA DOS PASAS RED

Ref.: V0004583          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals:  Brancellao, Caino Longo, Ferrol, Caino Redondo

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L. ANXO  A TORNA DOS PASAS ESCOLMA

Ref.: V0004710          Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals:  Brancellao, Caino Longo, Ferrol, Caino Redondo

Single Vineyards

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MAGNUM L. ANXO VIÑA DE MARTIN OS PASAS

Ref.: V0004585          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Treixadura, Albariño, Lado, Torrontes

 
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FAZENDA AGRÍCOLA AUGUALEVADA, IAGO GARRIDO, RIBEIRO 

In his quiet and humble way, over the last few  years, Iago Garrido has been revolutionising the winemaking scene of Galicia, particularly of DO Ribeiro. He and his wife Lili developed a keen  interest in organic viticulture and non interventionist winemaking biodynamic farming when studying oenology in Ourense. In 2009 they left the city, choosing to be closer to nature and started their own vine growing project in Lugar de Rioboó – on the left bank of the Avia Valley. They have named it Augalevada, after the small river that flows trought the area. out of 4 hectares of land they bought, 2,5 were planted with mix of native white varieties: Treixadura, Alabriño, Godello, Lado, Loureira as well as the red: Caiño, Sousón and Brancellao. Iago does not settle for making average wine – on the contrary, he is always searching for perfection and works tirelessly, following his intuition to achieve it. To this day Fazenda Augalevada remains as the only biodynamic winemaking project in the DO  Ribeiro, certified by Demeter. For us, Iago´s wines atans out as the clear cut above what the region currently offers!

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MERCENARIO WHITE

Ref.: V0004177          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Treixadura, Albariño, Torrontes, Palomino, Caino Blanco

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MERCENARIO RED  

Ref.: V0004178          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Caino Longo, Brancellao, Espadeiro, Souson

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OLLOS DE ROQUE

Ref.: V0004281          Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Treizadura, Lado

 
 
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RAFAEL PALACIOS,

DO VALDEORRAS

Having collaborated with some winegrowers from the area and attracted by the potential of the

Godello variety, Rafael Palacios started his own project in the long-neglected vineyards of Valdeorras in 2004.
The extreme topography of the soil led him to this historic region, filled with terraced sites. Historically, the vineyard´s small parcels  were divided by drawing lots or “Sorte” in Galician. He works 
in the highest parts of Valdeorras with old vines of Godello, following biodynamic methods. Nowadays his wines are a reference for Spanish whites.

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LOURO DO BOLO

Ref.: V0000356          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Godello

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AS SORTES

Ref.: V0000051          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Godello

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SORTE ANTIGA

Ref.: V0004188          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Godello

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O SORO

Ref.: V0000441      Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Godello

Magnums

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MAGNUM AS SORTES

Ref.: V0000906          Vintage: 2016-19

Grape Varietals: Godello

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VIA ARXÉNTEA,  MANUEL GUERRA, DO MONTERREI

We keep exploring the different regions in Galicia and keep finding small artisan wineries such as Via Arxentea.

Manuel currently owns 3.5 acres of vineyards within the DO of Monterrei, and he brought in the well-known enologist Manuel Bueno, to help him. They make 1,500 cases annually of their Godello and Treixadura and 700 cases of their Mencía wine. Both wines are made from only estate bottled fruit, fermented by indigenous yeasts and harvested by hand.

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VIA ARXENTEA

Ref.: V0001124          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Godello, Treixadura

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VIA ARXENTEA Mencía

Ref.: V0001125          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Mencía

 
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QUINTA DA MURALLEDA, JOSE LUIS MATEO, DO MONTERREI

"Many producers consider José Luis Mateo to be the finest grape grower in Galicia. He is relentless in his search for excellence and is often unhappy with the results even when you think the wines are amazing. In fact, his wines are amazing, without a doubt the finest of monterrei, and they transcend the appellation and find themselves among rthe finest wines form galicia and from spain" Luis Gutierrez for Wine Advocate Quinta da Muradella – is a winery we have been hoping to add to our portfolio for quite some time. José Luis Mateo – is a humble, yet influential and inspiring growre. For decades he has been patiently exploring the terroir of his home region, working 20 hectares of vines divided into 23 single vineyard plots, planted with plethora of indigenous grape varieties. It is a recovery project, built with perseverance and scrupulous attitude, but José Mateo comments with typical for himself stoicism: “This is a work of many generations. I am not in a hurry.... I’d rather do little but be good at it”.

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CANDEA WHITE

Ref.: V0004246          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Dona Blanca, Verdello, Treixadura

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ALANDA WHITE

Ref.: V0004235          Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Dona Blanca, Treixadura, Vermello

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GORVIA WHITE

Ref.: V0004237          Vintage: 2014

Grape Varietals: Dona Blanca

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Q.M. TREIXADURA BAJO VELO

Ref.: V0004242          Vintage: 2013

Grape Varietals: Treixadura

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MURADELLA WHITE

Ref.: V0004240          Vintage: 2015

Grape Varietals: Treixadura

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Q.M. DONA BLANCA

Ref.: V0004238          Vintage: 2015

Grape Varietals: Dona Blanca

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CANDEA RED

Ref.: V0004590          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Mencía, Arauxa, Garnacha Tintorera, Mouraton, Alicante Bouschet

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ALANDA RED

Ref.: V0004236          Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals:  Mencía, Bastardo, Garnacha Tintorera

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Q.M. FISTERRA RED

Ref.: V0004241          Vintage: 2012

Grape Varietals:  Albarello, Zamarrica, Bastardo, Caino Tinto, Mouraton, Souson, Mencía

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Q.M. BASTARDO

Ref.: V0004244          Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals:  Bastardo

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VIT. M. CASTRILLON

Ref.: V0004245          Vintage: 2012

Grape Varietals:  Mencía, Bastardo, Tinta da Zorra, Garnacha Tintorera, Gran Negro and Verdello

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Q.M. VIT. MONTANA

Ref.: V0004243          Vintage: 2013

Grape Varietals:  Bastardo, Mencía, Mouraton, Garnacha Tintorera, Dona Blanca, Gran Negro

 

BODEGAS EIDOSELA, DO RIAS BAIXAS

Bodegas Eidosela was formed by a group of artisan winemakers  in 2003. They set out to unify a number osf small, family owned vineyards where Albariño was the dominant grape variety. They offered knowledge and support to the local producers and as quality improved, they combined their production to make two wines; Arbastrum & Eidosela. Today, 45 hectares of vineyard supply the winery.

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EIDOSELA

Ref.: V0000213          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Albariño

 
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BODEGAS ALBAMAR, XURXO ALBA PADÍN, DO RÍAS BAIXAS

This project started in the early 80’s, when the parents of Xurxo Alba Padin started to plant and work the family land, selling their product to

the wineries in the area. Coming from a family of vine growers, Xurxo followed the family tradition of becoming a wine producer. 

In July 2006, after finishing studies in oenology, Xurxo started turning his dream into reality. Taking charge of the 3 hectare family vineyard, that has a total production of 38.000L in the Rias Baixas region, he has created ‘Albamar’. We feel this is the most exciting Albariño we have ever tasted! Power and elegance in equal measure - these mineral driven wines will open your senses to the Atlantic sea - ‘Albamar’.

Since 2012, this innovative exciting wine maker, is also doing his own wines in the bordering region of Ribeira Sacra. Here he produces ‘Fusco’, 100% Mencía.
His wines fall into the ‘natural wines’ catagogy with minimal intervention in the winery and indigenous yeast is also one of the secrets he can share with us.

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ALBAMAR

Ref.: V0001001          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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ALBAMAR FINCA O PEREIRO

Ref.: V0001003          Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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PEPE LUIS

Ref.: V0001128          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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ALBAMAR 69 ARROBAS

Ref.: V0001184          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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ALBINO ALBAMAR

Ref.: V0004522          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Caino

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ALMA DE MAR-ALBAMAR

Ref.: V0004529          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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O ESTEIRO

Ref.: V0001169      Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals: Mencía, Caino, Bastardo

Magnums

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MAGNUM ALBAMAR

Ref.: V0001127          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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MAGNUM FINCA OPEREIRO

Ref.: V0001382          Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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MAGNUM ALMA DE MAR

Ref.: V0004182          Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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MAGNUM ALBAMAR 69 ARROBAS

Ref.: V0001383          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Albariño

 
ADEGAS CASTROBREY,
DO RIAS BAIXAS

Adegas Castrobrey is a family winery currently run by Ramon Blanco, who represents the third generation working the 9 hectarea finca, split into 13 plots. The vineyards and the winery are in San salvador de Comenzo, in the most northern subzone of Rias Baixas, some km away from santiago de Compostela. Unlike in other past of the region, this area has fewer wineries and Castrobrey is considered a benchmark and the most emblematic of them all. Apart from quite strong Atlantic influence, this is also the most inland part of the DO,  characterised by slightly higher altitude and distinctive soil type, composed of limestone rich clay with proportion of quartz, over granitic bedrock. The grapes receive maximum sun exposure as the vines are trained on traditional pergola, which also provide much needed ventilation. For several years now Castrobrey follows sustainable farming methods, minimising the use of chemicals and encouraging the biodiversity in their vineyards.

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SENORIO DE CRUCES

Ref.: V0000578          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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CASTRO VALDES

Ref.: V0000902          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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SIN PALABRAS

Ref.: V0000582          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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SIN PALABRAS VINTAGE

Ref.: NEW          Vintage: 2013

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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NANCLARES I PRIETO, ALBERTO NANCLARES&SILVIA PRIETO,
DO RIAS BAIXAS

For Alberto Nanclares, it was the love of the sea (sailing) and a search for more peaceful lifestyle, that in 1990’s made him move from Madrid to Galicia. Becoming a vine grower, was not part of a plan... However, as he settled in the village of Castrelo (north of Cambados, Rias Baixas), his new house came with a small plot of Albariño, which simply could not be ignored! In truly local manner, Alberto started to work this small parcel. A few years later he added more vineyards and converted his garage into a micro scale winery, intending to explore the personality of Albariño – biodynamically grown on sandy decomposed granite soils of Val do Salnes.

In all his vineyards he only uses natural compost (a mix of vine stems and seaweed from the Arousa estuary). In 2015 Alberto has partnered up with Silvia Prieto – a talented, young winemaker, whose creativity and enthusiasm clearly impacted the project, in most positive way. Together they make full-flavored, singular wines far removed from the standardised impression of commercially made Albariño - we have found them most engaging!

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DANDELION

Ref.: V0004200          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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TEMPUS VIVENDI

Ref.: V0004201          Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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O BOCOI VELLO

Ref.: V0004421          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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NANCLARES

Ref.: V0004202          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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SOVERRIBAS

Ref.: V0004203          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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A GRANA

Ref.: V0004204         Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Albariño

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A SENDA VERMELLA

Ref.: V0004392          Vintage: CUVE

Grape Varietals: Caino, Mencía

 
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ADEGA DO VIMBIO, O´ROSAL, DO RIAS BAIXAS

Adgea do Vimbio was started in 2012 by Martin Crusat, and his wife Patricia with just one plot of Martin’s father’s vines in Tomiño (O’Rosal part of Rias Baixas). Biologist by profesión, right from the start Matrin envisioned this project as a lifetime comitment to working close with nature, in a minimalistic, manual way. He named his adega Vimbio – in galego refering to the long, flexible willow rods, traditionally used to tie the vines to their trellises. Martin and Patricia work with 2.5 hectares of vines split between three plots in direct proximity to the river Miño, separating this part of Rias Baixas from Portugal. Apart from their purity and textrural dimention, the wines of Adega do Vimbio impressed us with their distinctive multivarietal character. Interestingly, in O’Rosal subzone of Rias Baixas Albariño is often blended with Caiño Blanco and Loureiro.

In recent years Martin was also part of a project involving a red wine made with the ultra rare Castañal, Caiño Tinto and Sousón. We couldn’t resist to bring small quantity of it to share with you!

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VIMBIO A

Ref.:                           Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals:  Albariño

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VIMBIO ACL

Ref.: V0004860          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals:  Albariño, Caino and Loureiro

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BAENIS

Ref.: V0004861          Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals:  Albariño, Caino Blanco

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TEIMOSIA

Ref.: V0004862        Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals:  Caino Tinto, Souson and Castanal