Virgen del Galir Pagos de Galir Mencia 2018

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Grape Variety: 100% Mencia

Climate: Continental climate with a strong Atlantic influence
Terroir: Grapes used for Pagos del Galir Mencia are a selection from our vineyards in Entoma. Soils in these high-altitude vineyards with a 30% of inclination are mostly slate
Winemaking: Manual harvest in 15 kg cases. Cold maceration of the grapes in scale fridges and of the must 48 hours before alcoholic fermentation. Destemmed but not pressed in order to preserve the primary aromas. Fermentation with autochthonous yeast. 8 months of barrel ageing in French and American oak, followed by 6 months in the bottle prior to release

Color: Intense red
Nose: Concentration of red fruits on the nose with highlights of blackcurrants. It evolves to spicy, fresh and balsamic aromas
Palate: Balanced with intense tannins. Fresh, intense and balsamic

About the Winery:
The Virgen del Galir winery is located in the small town of Éntoma in Orense (Galicia) in a valley of the river Galir. Founded in 2002, this is a place where wines are produced with the utmost love and care, remaining true to the land and a love and respect for tradition.

It has more than 40 hectares of vineyards in the towns of Éntoma and Las Ermitas to produce its outstanding wines. The vines, planted in the slate, clay and granite soils so characteristic of the area, are arranged in terrace plots, more than 600 metres above sea level and at a gradient of 40%. This distinctive method of cultivation was inherited from the Romans, and the two indigenous grape varieties (Godello and Mencía) produce wines with a singular character.

Virgen del Galir is in the midst of a revival, planting a further 20 hectares of land that will enter into production in the coming years, creating new wines from this incredibly unique region.