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Bodegas Pentecostés

Rías Baixas
Sea level
Under 5ha of vines
About the Producer

Hidden in the Miñor Valley among lush Atlantic forests are the vineyards of Pentecostés. These are made up of 3 farms in the Miñor Valley, Pazo Barreiro being the focal point for the production, located northeast of Gondomar. Pazo de Moldes, located southwest of the same town as Barreiro, is also called Pousa de San Blas, because it is located in the place of San Blas, which was built between the 13th and 14th centuries with a very different purpose from the current one: that of a defense tower. The date of construction makes it one of the oldest manors in Galicia and its initial dedication was logical, as it was located on a hill, Mañufe, from which a large expanse of the Miñor Valley can be seen.

Steep, terraced slopes grow the native whites varieties of Rías Baixas in the most natural way possible. A project focused on restoration, the estate is the result of a rebuilding parcels of vineyards to resurrect the only D.O. Rías Baixas vineyard in the Miñor Valley region. Production is carried out with every effort to preserve the delicacy and expression of the vineyard. Lees aging adds a further dimension to these excellent wines.

The predominant grape in these vineyards is Albariño, which accounts for around 75% of the total, with the rest being other native grapes: Treixadura, Godello, Caíño and Loureiro. The winemaking for both Pentecostés wines is effectively the same. The grapes are hand-harvested and stored overnight at 10C degrees, and slow fermentations take place at cellar temperature in stainless-steel tanks, with a small portion of the harvest fermented in French oak. The wines are then raised on lees, undisturbed, for six months before bottling.

There are several meanings of the word “Pentecost." The origin is religious, and responds to the festival of the fiftieth day after the Easter festival. But in the case of the winery it refers to its pagan meaning, which is related to the "harvesting of fruits." It is therefore a name closely linked to the countryside and to the people who live from cultivation, care and collection.