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DO of

Galicia

MR-RVR
"Mr. River"
Lots of rivers here...

Monterrei DO

Rias Baixas DO

Ribeira Sacra DO

Valdeorras DO

Ribeiro DO

west to east-ish
Rias Baixas
Ribeiro
Ribeiro Sacra
Monterrei
Valdeorras

2

What DO of Galicia are permitted to make Rosado?

Rias Baixas DO

Valdeorras DO

Note:
- The others only make Red & White

3

What are Tostada wines?

Where are they made?

Sweet wines made from dried grapes

Made only in Ribeiro DO
(only DO in Galicia authorized for sweet wines)

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Blanco Tostado - Tinto Tostado

~13% min ABV~

*3 months min drying time
**6 months min in Oak or Cherry
**3 months min in bottle

300 g/l min Must Weight
70 g/l min RS

4

What styles of wine are made in

Monterrei DO?

Blanco

Tinto

5

What is the river of

Monterrei DO?

Támega River

Note:
- The Tamega River flows on south into the Transmontano region of Portugal. It flows into the Chaves sub-zone of Tras-os-Montes DOP

6

What are the main soils of

Monterrei DO?

Mostly alluvial clay in valleys of tributaries of the river Támega

7

What are the recommended white grapes of

Monterrei DO?

60% min combined

Dona Blanca
(aka: Moza Fresca)

Godello

Treixadura

8

What are the recommended red grapes of

Monterrei DO?

think: "MMMMMM...Monterrei"

60% min combined

Mencía

Merenzao
(aka: Bastardo/Trousseau/Petite Sirah)

9

Sub-Zones of

Monterrei DO

Valle de Monterrei

Ladera de Monterrei

Note:
- difficult to find a map with these...

10

Monterrei DO

(Rd, W)

Tinto - Blanco
Normale - Barrica
Crianza - Reserva - Gran Reserva

Soil:
Alluvial Clay

Blanco
60% min combined:
Dona Blanca (aka: Moza Fresca),
Godello, Treixadura

~11 tons/ha~
~11% min ABV~

Tinto
60% min combined:
Mencía, Merenzao (aka: Bastardo)

~10 tons/ha~
~11% min ABV~

has 2 sub-zones:
Valle de Monterrei
Ladera de Monterrei

11

What styles of wine are made in

Rias Baixas DO?

Blanco

Blanco Barrica

Varietal Albarino
(100%)

Blanco + Sub-Zone

Tinto

Espumoso

12

Sub-Zones of

Rias Baixas DO

{North-South}

RV-S-CO
(v-socr)

Ribeira do Ulla
Valle do Salnes

70% min combined:
Albarino, Loureiro,
Treixadura, Caina Branca

Soutomaior
(can label?  rules?)

Condado do Tea
70% min combined:
Albarino, Treixadura

O Rosal
70% min combined:
Albarino, Loureiro

Notes:
- Albariño comprised 96% of all grapes harvested in from 2003 - 2013.
- in 2013 Ribeira do Ulla and Soutomair combined were less than 10% of all plantings in Rias Baixas.
- Val do Salnes has the most plantings.

13

What are the soils of

Rias Baixas in the different sub-zones?

Val do Salnés - Soutomaior
O Rosal
Alluvial over Granite

Note:
- makes sense b/c the river brings the alluvial sand over the same granite in Vinho Verde

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Condado do Tea
Granite & Slate

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Ribeira do Ulla
Alluvial

14

Rias Baixas DO

(Rd, W, Spk)

Tinto - Blanco - Albarino
Sub-Zone - Blanco Barrica

Espumoso

Blanco
(A-TLC)
Albarino,
Treixadura, Loureiro, Caina Blanca

also:
Torrentes, Godello

~11% min ABV~

Albarino
100% Albarino

~11.3% min ABV~

Blanco + Sub-Zone
(V-SOCR)
Val do Salnes - Soutomaior - O Rosal
Condado do Tea - Ribeira do Ulla

Val do Salnes - Ribeira do Ulla
70% min Albarino

O Rosal
70% min combined:
Albarino, Loureiro

Condado do Tea
70% min combined:
Albarino, Treixadura

(these percentages are a bit meaningless since Albarino accounts for 96% of all harvested grapes in the region.)

Blanco Barrica
~11.5% min ABV~

*3 months min in wood
(600L max)

Tinto
Caiña Tinta (aka: Azal Tinto),
Loureira Tinta (aka: Mencia),
Espadeiro, Sousón

also:
Mencía, Brancellao

~10% min ABV~

15

What syles of wine are made in

Ribeira Sacra DO?

Blanco

Blanco Barrica

Blanco Summum

Tinto

Tinto Barrica

Tinto Summum

16

Sub-Zones of

Ribeira Sacra DO

QARRC
(quark)

Quiroga-Bibei

Amandi

Ribeiras do Miño

Ribeiras do Sil

Chantada

Amanda (Amanti) likes to eat
Quinoa Pirogis (Quiroga-Bibei) by the
Window Sill (Riberas do Min & Riberas do Sil)
while Chanting (Chantada)

17

Ribeira Sacra DO

(Rd, W)

Blanco - Blanco Barrica
 Blanco Summum
Tinto - Tinto Barrica
 Tinto Summum

Blanco
(ATL-GDT)
Albariño, Treixadura, Loureira,
Godello, Dona Branca, Torrontés

~11% min ABV~

Blanco Barrica
~12% min ABV~

*3 months min in wood
(600L max)

Blanco Summum
100% "preffered varieties"
(Albariño, Treixadura, Loureira,
Godello, Dona Branca, Torrontés)

Tinto
(MM-BSCT )
(Mmm, biscuit)

70% min combined:
Mencía, Merenzao, Brancellao,
Sousón, Caiño Tinto, Tempranillo

~11% min ABV~

Tinto Barrica
~12% min ABV~

*6 months min in wood
(500L max)

Tinto Summum
85% min combined:
Mencía (60% min),
Merenzao, Brancellao,
Sousón, Caiño Tinto, Tempranillo

Tinto Summum can varietally label Mencia at 85%.

has sub-zones:
(QARRC)
Quiroga-Bibei
Amandi
Ribeiras do Miño
Ribeiras do Sil
Chantada

Note:
- Vast majority of what is produced here is red wine...

18

What styles of wine are made in

Valdeorras DO?

Blanco

Blanco Superior
(85% min Godello + Dona Branca)

Blanco Godello
(85%)

Rosado

Tinto

Tinto Superior
(85% min Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Brancellao)

Tinto Mencia
(85%)

 

Note:
Blanco, and Tinto can be Crianza

19

Communes of

Valdeorras DO

RAV-POOL
Rubies Ruin Villains.
Pets Bark & Bowl for a Lark

Rubiá

A Rúa

Vilamartín

Petín

O Barco

O Bol

 Larouco

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Valdeorras DO

(Rd, W, Rs)

Blanco - Blanco Superior - Godello
Rosado
Tinto - Tinto Superior - Mencia

(Blanco & Tinto can be Crianza)

~10% min ABV~

Blanco
Godello, Dona Branco
Palomino Fino

Blanco Superior
85% min combined:
Godello, Dona Branca

Godello
85% min Godello

Tinto
Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Brancellao

also:
Garnacha Tintorera (aka: Alicante Bouschet),
Gran Negro, Tempranillo, Negreda

Tinto Superior
85% min combined:
Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Brancellao

Mencia
85% min Mencia

 

Note:
Blanco, and Tinto can be Crianza

21

What styles of wine are made in

Ribeiro DO?

Blanco

Blanco Tostado

Tinto

Tinto Tostado

22

Ribeiro DO

(Rd, W)

Blanco - Blanco Tostado
Tinto - Tinto Tostado

Blanco
Treixadura

also:
Palomino, Albariño, Torrontés,
Godello, Loureira, Albillo, Macabeo

~9-13% ABV~

Blanco Tostado
Treixadura, Torrontés,
Loureiro, Albariño, Godello

~13% min ABV~

*3 months min drying time
**6 months min in Oak or Cherry
**3 months min in bottle

300 g/l min Must Weight
70 g/l min RS

Tinto
Caiño Tinto
(aka: Caiño Bravo -or- Caiño Longo)

also:
Garnacha Tintorera, Ferrón, Sousón,
Tempranillo, Brancellao, Mencía

~9-12% ABV~

Tinto Tostado
Caiño, Brancellao, Sousón,
Ferrón, Mencía

~13% min ABV~

*3 months min drying time
**6 months min in Oak or Cherry
**3 months min in bottle

300 g/l min Must Weight
70 g/l min RS

23

What is the min Must Weight & RS of

Ribeiro DO Tostado?

Blanco - Tinto

300 g/l min Must Weight

70 g/l min RS

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aging:
*3 months min drying time
**6 months min in Oak or Cherry
**3 months min in bottle

24

What are the aging requirements of

Ribeiro Tostado?

Blanco - Tinto

*3 months min drying time

**6 months min in Oak or Cherry

**3 months min in bottle

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300 g/l min Must Weight

70 g/l min RS

25

What are the aging requirements of

Rias Baixas Blanco Barrica?

*3 months min in wood

(600L max)

26

What are the aging requirements of

Ribeira Sacra Tinto Barrica?

Tinto Barrica

*6 months min in wood

(500L max)

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Blanco Barrica

*3 months min in wood
(600L max)

27

What are the aging requirements of

Ribeira Sacra Blanco Barrica?

Blanco Barrica

*3 months min in wood

(600L max)

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Tinto Barrica

*6 months min in wood
(500L max)

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