Adega Cachin Peza do Rei Blanco, DO Ribera 2020, Ribeira Sacra, Spain

The family of Cesar Enriquez is among the core group of founding growers of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra appellation. Starting in the early 90’s they replanted their vineyard site to noble varieties. Peza do Rei is a medieval walled vineyard and woodlands estate taking its name from the Kings of Leon, who used the site as an income source and private hunting retreat. The property consists of 4.85 ha (12 acres) of vertiginous, single-row slate terraces forming a perfect south-facing amphitheater on the Edo River tributary of the Sil where the varieties planted are Mencía for reds, Godello, Treixadura and Albariño for whites. Harvest notes: Hand harvested. Gently pressed, then dynamic racking by floatation. Juice transferred to fresh stainless steel tank. Fermented at 13 – 15 degrees C for 14 days. Wine racked again and aged on lees for 4 months. Aged in bottle at least 2 months. Winemaker’s notes: Yellow straw with green highlights, reflecting the wine’s youth. Bright and clear. Intense fruity and mineral aromas, followed by floral notes. Complex scents from the blend of varieties. Full and unctous mouthfeel balanced by refreshing acidity with a long finish. 80% Godello, 13% Treixadura, 7% Albarino.