2015 Valdesil Valteiro María Ardoña
One of the upcoming stars from the Valdeorras / Galicia is the winery Val De Sil which focuses strongly on the Galician grape de Godello and the red Mencia. The bodega has its vineyards in the Sil valley with its unique egg-stone soils that make the wines of this house unique.
The Valdesil Valteiro is perhaps one of the most unique wines. Valteiro is the name of a small Peza (plot) located in the village of Portela. Francisco Prada Gayoso is committed to preserving indigenous Galiic grape varieties and has planted this small plot of only 0.3HA in 1985 with the Gallic grape de María Ardoña in 1985 convinced of the potential of this grape and has since turned it into a world-class wine . Unique to this grape in combination with the terroir is that it is very elegant wine with a beautiful minerality due to the unique terroir of the Valteiro vineyard. The Valteiro has matured for 6 months in 500L French oak barriques, then for 18 months in a stainless steel tank and therefore gets another 6 months bottle aging before the wine comes on the market. The wine has beautiful notes of wild berries, violets and a hint of minerals . The wine has a good storage potential thanks to its beautiful tannins. The Valteiro is fresh, complex and original. If you are looking for a nice wine with an excellent price / quality and no average wine then we can heartily recommend the Valteiro. This should not be missing in a beautiful wine collection.
Gold was once mined in the Galician region of Valdeorras, the 'golden' valley, but today it is wine. In particular white wine from a special grape, godello and red wine from the grape Mencia. The variety grows on slopes and on plateaus around the river Sil and has been successfully transformed into fine wines. The Valdesil family domain is one of the most prominent houses that sources its grapes from all kinds of small plots, partly granite-containing, partly sandy, partly with slate. The sticks are often very old (top). Val De Sil has made the Godello and Mencia wines from the Valley de Sil famous.
Bodegas Valdesil is located in Vilamartín de Valdeorras in the deep west of Spain, approximately 180 km southeast of Santiago de Compostela. The history of the winery begins in the year 1885, when the winegrower José Ramón Gayoso began planting godello grape vines on the slate slopes of the Sil valley. Everyone made fun of him at the time. Although Gayoso later gave up the vineyard, the plants survived, and today the same genetic material is still used here. The modern history of the winery starts in 1991. In that year the Prada-Gayoso family brings the vineyards back in top condition. Today the winery covers 20 ha. Of these, many are small plots of old godello plants. Some vineyards are located at the best spots of Valdeorras, especially on the sunny slopes at Córgomo and Portel. The red grape variety mencía is also grown here. A total of six wines are made from both grape varieties. Bodegas Valdesil is one of the most reliable producers in Galicia, "a very reliable source for quality wines from Valdeorras", says Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2019|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard|