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Town of Raxoá, in the Valley of Valdeorras, Province of Ourense, in the Northeast of the D.O.
Aeiroá. Located on the southern bank of the River Sil on 30˚ slopes. Oriented Northeast.
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand.
Primarily slate soils intermixed with small quantities quartz.
Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence. Very cold winters and very warm hot summers.
Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. Primary fermentation takes place in small (two to five ton) open top stainless-steel fermenters with indigenous yeast. Slow vertical basket press followed by malolactic fermentation in French oak Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels.
Thirteen months sur lie in Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels with battonage.
Sourced from a single vineyard planted in 1904, this wine is the purest expression of the Mencia variety – a wine created by the Earth and brought to your glass with minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar. The Aeiroá vineyard is one of the most unique in Valdeorras. Planted in pure slate soils on the steep, inclined slopes overlooking the Sil River, this vineyard creates a darker, more intense expression of Mencía than what is typically found in Valdeorras.