Peza do Rei

Region: Galicia
Winemaker(s): Julio Ponce Mouriño

Winery Info

The César Enriquez family is among the core group of founding growers of what was to become D.O. Ribeira Sacra, reconstituting their vineyard site to noble varieties from the early 1990s. Peza do Rei is a medieval walled vineyard and woodlands estate taking its name from the Kings of León, for whom is serves as an income source and private hunting retreat. Within the extant albeit crumbling medieval walls are eight acres of vertiginous, single-row slate terraces forming a perfect south-facing amphitheater on the Edo River tributary of the Sil. Varieties planted are Mencía for reds and Godello, Treixadura and Albariño for whites. The modern bodega, with a capacity for 50,000 bottles, is excavated into a hillside for complete temperature insulation and boasts thoroughly updated winemaking equipment.

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