ADEGA ALGUEIRA

Fernando González and his wife Ana Pérez founded Algueira in 1998 and, over time, the project has grown to be one of the most respected wineries within the so-called Green Spain. This is an exceptional terroir: their 22 acres of land are planted in slopes right in the river Sil’s canyon, and even though there’s 1000 mm of rain a year, the vines live in very dry conditions, due to the extreme inclination of the plots and the little water retention of the slate-based soils. Their amazing vineyards (including the majestuous Carballocovo plot, a landmark in Ribeira Sacra) have mostly Southern exposure, getting enough sun and warmth to call this a Mediterranean climate, even though the influence of the Atlantic is undeniable. They planted indigenous varieties only: the reds Mencía, Brancellao, Merenzao, Caíño and Sousón; and the whites Godello, Loureiro, Albariño and Treixadura, all of them harvested heroically by hand.

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Wines:

Algueira Brandán 2013

Algueira Mencía 2015

Algueira Carravel 2013

Algueira Merenzao 2014

Algueira Brancellao 2013/2014

Algueira Pizarra 2012

Algueira Escalada 2014

Algueira Fincas 2011

Algueira Medialeva 2011