Bodegas La Val

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Spain

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Ribeiro

AGE OF VINES

25 to 40 years

FARMING

Sustainable

SOIL

Taboexa estate: sandy and granitic soil, Arantei estate: clay and pebbles

ALTITUDE

820 ft.

FERMENTATION

Inox

AGING

None

DESCRIPTION

Bodegas La Val was established in 1985 and was one of the first wineries in Rias Baixas. Unusual for the area, La Val only uses its own estate grown grapes rather than buying them from local growers. They own 150 acres of Albariño most of which are located in the Condado do Tea sub-region. Jose Maria Ureta is the current winemaker and he is extremely well respected in the D.O. and considered to be one of the young up-and-comers. Albariño grapes are very high in acidity so La Val allows their new wines to rest a bit longer in tank and at the winery so that the wines integrate before release.