Peza do Rei
Spain, Ribera Sacra

Peza do Rei

 

Overview: The C é sar Enriquez family is among the core group of founding growers of what was to become D.O. Ribeira Sacra, reconstituting their vineyard site to noble varieties from the early 1990s. Peza do Rei is a medieval walled vineyard and woodlands estate taking its name from the Kings of Le ó n, for whom it served as an income source and private hunting retreat. Within the extant albeit crumbling medieval walls are twelve acres of vertiginous, single-row slate terraces forming a perfect south-facing amphitheater on the Edo River tributary of the Sil. Varieties planted are Menc í a for reds, Godello, Treixadura and Albari ñ o for whites.

 

History: Ribeira Sacra and its Sil River Canyon must be counted among the world's most spectacular wine regions. Upon visiting, there is no choice but to be convinced of the region's potential to produce supremely expressive and individualistic wines. Twelve acres of vertiginous, single-row slate terraces form a perfect south-facing amphitheater on the Edo River tributary of the Sil. Varieties planted are Menc í a for reds, Godello, Treixadura and Albari ñ o for whites. The modern bodega, with a capacity for 50,000 bottles, is excavated into a hillside for complete temperature insulation, and boasts thoroughly updated winemaking equipment.

 

Peza do Rei’s agent is Classical Wines of Spain, whom we proudly represent.

 

(Thanks to Classical for the winery description.)


Current Inventory
Peza do Rei Mencia 2015