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Viña Meín – Emilio Rojo
Ribeiro - Avia Valley

In 2019 Viña Meín and Emilio Rojo joined the Alma Carraovejas family. The story behind this venture was their commitment to preserving the vineyard's historic legacy in The Avia Valley. This 44 acre vineyard dates back to the 11th century when the San Clodio Monastery transformed the area to become the heart of wine production in Ribeiro. Viña Meín was the first white in Ribeiro to achieve notoriety within Madrid's wine scene.  Emilio Rojo, devoted vigneron, grows his 3.7 acres of strains alongside Viña Meín and is known for his premium wines from these ancient vines and for incorporating his well-known winemaking traditions.

Altitude 328-656 feet

The Avia Valley's landscape is defined by granite bedrock, thermal hot springs, and historical, terraced vineyards that line the valley hillsides and riverbanks. The local soil is known as ¨Sábrego¨, a Galician word for this specific type of soil comprised of a decomposed granite base mixed with clay and sand. Ribeiro's unique microclimate includes strong air currents from the Atlantic Ocean that favor a slow ripening process and preserve the aromatic components of the grapes. The mountain ranges to the northwest allow for drier ripening conditions in an otherwise rainy area.

Featured Wines

Viña Meín Blanco 2018

92 Points - Wine Spectator 2020

Viña Meín Tinto 2018

Rooted in Ribeiro´s small-production viticulture heritage, Viña Meín Red is a blend of two local varieties grown on 3.7 acres of decomposed granite soil known locally as ´´Sábrego.´´ Fermented in open-top wooden vats and aged 11 months in large oak, it is a genuine expression of a Ribeiro red – smooth and elegant with fresh floral and spicy notes.

Rooted in Ribeiro´s small-production viticulture heritage, Viña Meín White is a blend of local varieties grown harmoniously together on 40 acres of decomposed granite soil known locally as ´Sábrego.´ Fermented and aged 10 months on the lees in stainless steel, oak and concrete, it is aromatic, round, elegant and expressive of fresh citrus and flowers.    

91 Points - James Suckling 2020

93 Points - Wine Advocate 2020

91 Points - James Suckling 2020

93 Points - Wine Advocate 2020

92 Points - Wine Spectator 2020

92 Points - Guia Peñín 2020

93 Points - Guia Peñín 2020

Emilio Rojo Blanco 2018

Emilio Rojo founded this winery in 1987 to restore the ancient viticulture heritage of the Avia Valley – a former Roman village in Ribeiro, Galicia and one of the most prolific winemaking regions in Spain since the 11th century.

 

Emilio produces his white from barely 4 acres of terraced hillside vineyards in decomposed granite soil known locally as ´´Sábrego.´´ Its north-facing aspect offers vibrant acidity and with only six bunches to a vine, yields are low and exceptionally concentrated.

 

Fermented and aged 16 months on the lees in stainless steel, this unoaked white is elegant and pure with nuanced flavors of citrus, orchard fruits, white flowers, wild herbs and honeysuckle.

94 - 96 Points - Wine Advocate 2020

94 Points - Guia Peñín 2020

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