Winery: Adega Algueira
Brand: Algueira Mencía
Designation: Ribeira Sacra
Type: Red wine
Type of grapes: 100% Mencía
Time of ageing: fermentation in stainless steel tanks. No ageing.
Vineyard and elaboration
All the vineyards are located in the Ribera Sacra mountains, some of them having up to 85 dregree slopes next to Sil river.
Regarding soil, in the sunny and sheer banks of Amandi, slate and schist are the main minerals, bringing tension and strength to Mencía grapes farmed there.
It is made with destemmed and crushed grapes that later ferment in stainless steel tanks. There is no ageing process.
Algueira is a family business that started in 1980 with Fernando and his wife, Ana. They began with a few vineyards, a small winery and a lot of work ahead of them. In 1998 they created the Algueira brand and built a new winery that could face the unique challenges they intended to take. Algueira has grown into an award-winning intentional winery through the years that helped put the Ribera Sacra on the map, both in the wine industry and in wine tourism in Galicia.