A luxury Mencía, a.k.a Spain’s own Pinot Noir, from one of the most prestigious regions for it. A wine of elegance and personality that’ll give you a new found love for Mencia.
Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain.
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Adegas Terrae was born in 2017 and aims at raising the prestige of Galician wine around the world in a way that separates them from the taditional winery image. Their name comes from the Latin term terrae, the word that land derives from. They believe the land is vital to their production and ‘the cradle of their wines’.
Winemaker Pablo Estévez is incredibly passionate about the wines creates and an expert in Galician varietals. He grew up in O Ribeiro and proudly admits to being linked to the wine world since childhood. He has over 20 years of experience and has become a prestigious winemaker within Spain. He is considered one of the great drivers of the transformation of the wine in Galicia and has countless international awards including the Award for Best Young Winemaker in Spain 2020!
Adegas Terrae works with autochthonous varieties, basing their production exclusively on grapes from their own vineyards. The objective is to give priority to quality and work to create wines from low yielding vines.
The Ribeira Sacra appellation is the only area in Galicia where red wines are favoured over whites. Its most cultivated variety is mencía, a fantastic variety for both fruity, aromatic young wines and well as layered, age worthy wines. It’s often described as the Pinot Noir of Spain.
Adegas Terrae’s vineyard is located in the historical sub-area of Amandi, one of the most precious due to its weather conditions. It’s a little warmer than the rest of Galicia but they vineyards face towards the Sil river. the vineyards use traditional cultivation techniques such as stone walls to help support the vines on the steep hills. Here, the soils are mostly slate.
Elegant and harmonious, it’s got an abundance of berry fruit notes- blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, black cherries- with underlying subtle floral notes. Polished tannin that gives it persistence and structure are balanced by it’s silk character.
Perfect with red and game meats, rice, mature cheese.