D.O. RIBEIRO, SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O. Ribeiro, Avia valley.
Grapes: 90% Treixadura, 5% Godello, and 5% Albariño.
Vineyard: One the highest vineyards in the Avia Valley. Selection from 20 Hectares estate vineyard.
Soil: Granite, Sand, and Slate.
Vinification: Careful selection process at the vineyard to assure Treixadura, Godello, and Albariño, with greatest maturation potential; manual harvesting.
Ageing: Rest on deposit for 10 months, 6 of them on their lees, and 8-11 months bottle until release to the market.
Nose: Fine aromas of fruit (yellow pears), with mineral and milky shades and a touch of raw almonds.
Taste: Very personal and long taste. Intense in the mouth, complete, soft, dry and wide.
Color: Light green and yellow gold hues.
Gastronomy: Great with all shellfish, game birds, and creamy cheese.
Finca Misenhora means the Madam’s vineyard. This wine is a single vineyard bottling of old native vines. The wine is kept in stainless steel tanks on its lees with monthly bâtonnage.
Talking About the Wines:
-Vinous Media, June '21 gave 92 points to 2017 Finca Misenhora. “Limpid yellow. Incisive green apple and lemon zest aromas show fine clarity and a suave floral topnote. Silky and focused on the palate, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a refreshingly bitter touch of quinine. Concentrated but lively as well, delivering strong, mineral-driven persistence and repeating florality.”
-International Wine Review, Jan '21 gave 92 points to 2017 Finca Misenhora. "Medium yellow straw. Beginning with a bouquet that evokes pear and hints of tropical fruit along with a twist of lemon, the Finca Misenhora is full in the mouth with good concentration of attractive ripe fruit flavors. A very pretty, easy drinking wine of some delicacy and superb balance. A blend of 90% Treixadura, 5% Godello and 5% Albariño sourced from the estate’s highest vineyards in the Avia Valley; aged on the lees for 6 months."
-A View From the Cellar, Nov - Dec '20 gave 93 points to 2017 Finca Misenhora. “The 2017 Finca Misenhora Blanco from Casal de Armán is a vineyard selection, made from this relatively high altitude vineyard, planted on a combination of granite, slate and sandy topsoils. The wine is ninety percent Treixadura and five percent each of Albariño and Godello. Unlike the Finca Os Loureiros bottling, this wine does not see any oak and is fermented and raised entirely in stainless steel, to give a quite different expression to the vineyard. The wine offers up a beautiful bouquet of green apple, green olive, salty minerality, a touch of lime peel, dried flowers and a touch of Chablis-like straw tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, bright and complex, with a lovely core, excellent mineral drive, zesty acids and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. Just a beautiful bottle."