Bernardo Estévez Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco

The resurgence of the Ribeiro of yesteryear

2017

Bernardo Estévez Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco 2017

Biodynamic
White wine Aged in wood Biodynamic. 9 months in French oak barrels 500 L.
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Bernardo Estévez Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco 2017 is a precise and long wine, with very marked acidity where mineral and hints of spice predominate. The nose has a high intensity, with white fruit, fennel and hints of aniseed. It’s elaborated with native varieties from the area, like Lado, Treixadura, white Loureira, Albillo and Godello.

White wine Aged in wood Biodynamic. 9 months in French oak barrels 500 L.
Alcohol: 13.50%
Designation: D.O. Ribeiro
Production area: Spain Galicia
Contains sulphites
Tipo de Uva: 20% Albillo, 20% Godello, 20% Lado, 20% Loureira Blanca, 20% Treixadura
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Bernardo Estévez Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco
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White wine Aged in wood Biodynamic. 9 months in French oak barrels 500 L.
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Ribeiro has always been a very well-known wine. Without going any further than DO Ribeiro, the oldest in Galicia, was already exporting wine to England in the Middle Ages, long before the Portuguese Douro or the wineries of the Jerez region.

According to legend, Edward of Woodstock, who went down in history as the Black Prince - a nickname given to him because of the lack of polish on his armor - arrived in the Iberian Peninsula to help the Portuguese in their war against the Castilians. Accompanied by his archers, he passed through the area corresponding to DO Ribeiro and tasted its wines. He was so delighted that he immediately ordered its importation.

Bernardo Estévez Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco, a wine elaborated with native grapes in the DO Ribeiro, comes from this same land, specifically Arnoia, a municipality southeast of Ourense by Bernardo Estévez.

There, in the valleys of San Vicente and San Amaro, Bernardo Estévez works recovering the native varieties of 2 hectares of biodynamic vineyards, where he also applies the principles of natural agriculture which consists of avoiding common practices such as ploughing (the soil must always remain in its natural state without altering its micro-ecosystem), fertilizing, pruning (the plants grow according to their needs for space and light), and the use of herbicides and pesticides (they not only do away with unwanted insects and weeds, but also eliminate the beneficial ones).

In the case of Bernardo Estévez Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco, the winemaking process is completed in the winery next to his house, where the grapes are destemmed by hand, trodden by foot (as in the old days) and fermented spontaneously. To finish, it will spend 9 months aging in French oak barrels. 

Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco is a wine that encloses in its bottle all the soul of DO Ribeiro. It’s a wine that pays homage to the Ribeiro of yesteryear.

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Tasting notes Bernardo Estévez Chánselus Cepas Vellas Blanco

Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: Spain Galicia
Type of grape: Lado, Godello, Treixadura, Loureira Blanca, Albillo
Designation: D.O. Ribeiro
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 13.50%
Production area: Spain Galicia
Designation: D.O. Ribeiro
Tipo de Uva: 20% Albillo, 20% Godello, 20% Lado, 20% Loureira Blanca, 20% Treixadura
Contains sulphites
La Treixadura has established itself as the prominent variety of the Ribeiro. The variety has become irreplaceable in the region, responsible for the fame achieved by the region's wines, as well as their glorious past. It is a well planted strain, vigorous, fairly resistant to disease, with middle productivity and late maturing, which helps produce wines with a spectacular and personal character through the variety, full of freshness and flavour in the mouth, and added mystery.
Pictures and situation D.O. Ribeiro