The Ribeiro, situated in the southern sector of Galicia, only exports about 5% of the wine it produces. These wines, mostly white, are entitled to be made from as many as ten different grape varieties but the majority use treixadura as the backbone with albariño, godello, lado or loureira adding complexity to the mix.
The style of wine from Ribeiro is (or should be) one of Atlantic freshness allied to a clean expression of fruit on both nose and palate.
Bodega Mauro Estevez is a family concern operating at micro levels. They cultivate two hectares of vineyard which constitute 16 small parcels of vines outside the town of Arnoia. Given their limited levels of production, these brilliant wines are never going to appeal to anything other than the specialist market, but we are confident that they will enhance greatly the reputation of wines from Ribeiro.
Both the Mauro Estevez and the Uxia da Ponte have a strong following in the wonderful seafood restaurants to be found throughout northern Spain.