Est. 2001. Importer & Distributor of Fine Wine, Craft Spirits, and Ginjo Sake
The high elevation of this precious small part of Galicia produces
Mencía grapes that are different from other Galician wine regions,
flavors tend to be more uplifted, more floral, brighter, and very
pretty! A Portela is all unoaked to emphasize the purity and delicate
flavors and aromas of this grape. It is produce from estate own grapes
that are organically grown.
The soil is
composed of slate and granite topsoil, with a thin clay subsoil. This
soil profile is poor in organic matter yielding 6 pounds of grapes per
vine, compared to the average of 17 pounds per vine in Valdeorras. The
granite and slate soil surface warms up during the day, providing heat
to the roots, encouraging the grapes to continue ripening even during
the cool nights. Lower yields result in more concentrated grapes
providing more flavor intensity to the wines.