Monterrei

It's located southeast of the province of Ourense, near the border with Portugal. Is the O.D. smallest of all Spain, with an area of about 3,000 hectares in only four municipalities: Monterrei, Oímbra, Verin and Castrelo do Val, establishing two divisions: Monterrei Valley and the hills of Monterrei, where are the strength that names the name an...

It's located southeast of the province of Ourense, near the border with Portugal. Is the O.D. smallest of all Spain, with an area of about 3,000 hectares in only four municipalities: Monterrei, Oímbra, Verin and Castrelo do Val, establishing two divisions: Monterrei Valley and the hills of Monterrei, where are the strength that names the name and municipality of Castelo do Val. He earned the designation of origin in the seventies, but was subsequently suspended until local farmers managed their return to late nineties. The origin Monterrei viticulture dates back to the era of feudal lordships, when the castle, a fortress church and palace, which was also the Pilgrim hospital, which controlled the prices and quality of the wines of the area. It is known for the quality of its water and its prestigious spas and water bottling companies Verin. Its vineyards are grown at an altitude of between 400 m and 450 m, in the warmest and driest of Galicia, with a high level of rainfall. Summers are long and cold winters and autumns due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the protection of the Sierra de Larouca. 65% of the production is white grape varieties Godello and Dona Branca Treixadura, and 35% is red grape varieties Mencia, Bastardo and Arauxa (Tempranillo). The white wines are light and aromatic, with an alcohol content of about 11 °, balanced acidity and aftertaste acceptable, and the reds are fruity, light and balanced alcohol and acidity, with an alcohol content somewhat lower than whites. The wines that share one side floral and fruity flavors of the wines of Galicia and on the other, the more body and alcohol content of the center of Spain. The most innovative wineries produced under the label of Superior Monterrei wines made by 85% with native varieties.

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