D.O. Ribeiro (Galicia)
Finca Teira Blanco is a white wine produced by the winery Adega Manuel Formigo in Beade, D.O.Ribeiro.
Manuel Formigo started to produce his own wines in the winery located in the basement of the old family house. Currently, he makes wine in the winery built next to the 4-hectare vineyard, Finca Teira, which became “bodega de colleteiro”.
Manuel Formigo only cultivates his own farms so that he can control the whole process. His vineyards are planted with local varieties, located mainly on granitic soils, loose and well oxygenated. The vines' ages range from 20 to 35-40 years.
The aim of Manuel Formigo is to cultivate in a sustainable way, respecting the environment and seeking the maximum expression of the local varieties, to create unique wines, capable of transmitting all the character of his farms, as well as their freshness, complexity, balance and elegance.
Finca Teira Blanco is a wine made from the varieties Treixadura, Godello and Torrontés from the farms Miñoteira and Portela. These farms are located a few metres from the winery. The Portela farm is more than 20 years old, and the Miñoteira farm is over 30.
Harvesting is carried out manually, selecting the grapes in the vineyard. Once they arrive at the winery, the grapes are slightly crushed and pressed. Only the must that has been pressed at a maximum of 0.2 bar of pressure is used. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel deposits at a controlled temperature, 16ºC, for 16 days. It does not go through malolactic fermentation.