Winery: Manuel Formigo
Type: White wine
Type of grapes: Loureira 100%
Vineyards and elaboration
The vineyard is located in the Miñoteira and Portela estates. Soils are of evolved granite (sábrego) settled on very hard bedrock with a significant content of stones and gravels that improve the sunlight exposure of the bunches.
Vinification process is based on a gentle crushing and pressing in a semi-closed pneumatic press. Grape juice never exceeds 0.2 bar of pressure. There is no lees and transferring is done following moon phases.
Manuel Formigo winery was born as the next generation of the Formigo de la Fuente family, who for generations kept a close relationship with viticulture and winemaking in the Ribeiro.
After being part of an industrial winery for the last two decades, they took the quality leap.
In 2006 they returned to their origins, starting to produce wines exclusively with grapes from their own vineyards, which comprise 6 hectares of land where almost all the native varieties of Ribeiro region grow.
In the case of white varieties, they work with Treixadura, Godello, Loureira, Caiño Blanco, Torrontés, Albariño, Alvilla do Avia and Palomino.
In the case of the red varieties, they work with Caiño longo, Sousón, Brancellao and Alicante Bouschet.