Our vocation is to make sincere Ribeiro wines based on agronomy, applying knowledge of science to cultivating the land. Landscape and territory wines, authentic and genuine, made with a mixture of native grapes.
Our production philosophy is based on keeping as faithful as possible the full potential of the vineyard and the grapes that reach the winery. To achieve this, the character of the plots must be fully respected and the least interventionist in the winery.
Knowledge and selection
Our work concept is to separate our plots as much as possible and subdivide each one of them to know their behaviour. We apply a harvest criterion that is based on two pillars: knowledge of the variety and the plot, and the selection of 100% grapes in the vineyard.
For this reason, not only each type of grape is collected separately, but also each plot and each variety within the same vineyard. They tend to be very long harvests because our goal is to achieve the optimum and complete state of ripeness.
Depending on the origin plot and variety, we use the materials that least alter the natural character of the grape and the vineyard. In addition to small capacity stainless steel tanks, in the winery we use different volumes and woods, all of them already used; casks, open vats, different styles of barrels and egg fermenters made of concrete.
O Gran Meín Castes Brancas
O Gran Meín Castes Brancas is our interpretation of the garden of varieties and the landscape of terraces that is Ribeiro. Extreme precision in viticulture and winemaking leads to the separation of each grape and each part of the plot throughout the vineyard, including several harvests, up to the winery.
O Gran Meín Tinto
O Gran Meín Tinto is a journey through the Avia valley. On the route to the north, where we find a more abrupt landscape, we find the Osebe and Ribeira plots, with brancellao and caíño longo. Next to them, the Toro plot, one of the oldest terraces in Meín with Garnacha Tintorera, make up this wine. These varieties express the climate of this area: with an Atlantic character, their essence evokes the thermal oscillations of the Galician interior.
Emilio Rojo 2018 is the result of smallholder viticulture. The blend of different local varieties (treixadura, lado, godello, caíño blanco, albariño and torrontés) expresses the features of a unique landscape with an immense color palette.
Synthesis between its ´sábrego´ soil, terraced land, varying aspects and native vines. Delicate, but tense; lively, but solid: an unparalleled vineyard and wine.
Viña Meín Tinto
Viña Meín Tinto expresses the unique and elegant character of Osebe and Ribeira, two small plots of just one and a half hectares planted on terraces in the heart of the historic Avia valley.
A vibrant and fluid wine. Genuine and fine. Fresh and spicy. With a long finish and direct on the palate, it has light and soft tannins.
Viña Meín Blanco
A wine that expresses the exuberance of the Ribeiro landscape and its smallholding. The Viña Meín vineyard plots are a mosaic of pieces that make up an exceptional varietal richness, a unique wine and cultural heritage.
Harmonic and evocative. Body and energy. Long and precise. Flowers and citrus in harmony. With a fresh aroma and lively and elegant on the palate.
Avia valley is characterized by an Atlantic influence during most of the year, but with inland temperatures in the summer. An extreme climate that expresses the landscape of this environment.