White Wine Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2022

White wine from Rías Baixas. Very old-vines Albariño aged on lees in tanks for 12 months.
On lees. 12 Months in tanks
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rías Baixas
Grapes Varieties: Albariño,
Wineries: Gerardo Méndez
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

This is a truly remarkable Spanish white wine. A varietal Albariño, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas is sourced from pre-phylloxeric vines planted in sandy soils in the Salnés Valley, DO Rías Baixas. The vines are over 200 years old (!!).

The harvest was carried out manually in little boxes. Interestingly, 10% of the grapes were left in the vineyards so they could develop the Botrytis cinerea fungus - the legendary noble rot that, when appropriately managed, brings an exceptional texture and complexity to a wine.

Once the grapes were brought to the facilities of the Gerardo Méndez winery, they were destemmed and cold-soaked for 12 to 24 hours prior to fermentation.

The alcoholic fermentation of this white wine from Rías Baixas took place in stainless steel tanks using indigenous yeasts.

After that, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2022 was aged on its lees for over a period of 12 months.

The production of this white wine aged on lees is very limited.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas is pale yellow with some greenish glints and golden tinges.


Remarkably expressive, as expected from an old-vines varietal Albariño. Ripe white fruit, citrus, quince, tropical fruit, white flowers, dim herbaceous notes, some mineral undertones and notions of smoke and cream. Incipient complexity that will surely increase over the next years.


Textured, rich and ever-evolving, this wine of Gerardo Méndez has a lively acidity and an intricately detailed texture, full of nuance and finesse. Lively notes of bitter herbs, citrus, passion fruit, aniseed and cream. Long, smokey-mineral finish with a remarkable longitude. Impressive ageing potential.

Our personal opinion

One of the best Albariños produced in Spain, Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2022 is a first-class white wine.


Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2021:

Enterwine 96.

Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2020:

Enterwine 95. Parker 96.

Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2019:

Enterwine 95.

Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2018:

Enterwine 96. Parker 95.

Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2016:

Enterwine 96.

Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2015:

Enterwine 96.

Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2013:

Parker 93.

Year 2022
Type White
D.O. Rías Baixas
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing On lees
Type of ageing Months in tanks
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 96
Media rating 96
Mono-Varietal Albariño
Pairings Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Oysters, Poultry, Risotto, Roasted fish, Roasted red meats, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Lively and Fresh, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
1 Review
Exceptional white wine, period. Bear in mind that this starts to fly after 5 o 6 years, so definitely a wine to store.
Review by (Posted on 24 October 2019)
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