Casa Monte Pío
A family winery from Rías Baixas focused on cultivating Galician grape varieties.
Founded in 1979, Bodega Casa Monte Pío crafts mostly varietal wines from indigenous Galician grapes. Since 2014, oenologist Pablo Martínez has been the technical director and chief winemaker of the company.
Situated in the village of Ribadumia, DO Rías Baixas, the estate vineyards of Casa Monte Pío are 25 years old on average. Soils are made of decomposed granite, and the area has a maritime climate strongly influenced by the nearby Atlantic Ocean. As for grape varieties, Albariño is the most widespread one, followed by the red grapes Mencía, Caíño and Espadeiro.
Hand-harvested and meticulously selected, once in the winemaking facility of Casa Monte Pío the grapes are drawn-off by gravity, macerated and spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, the white wines are aged on lees in the tanks for a maximum of 12 months, and the red wines are matured in 500-litre French oak barrels.
The catalogue of Bodega Casa Monte Pío comprises three white wines and four red wines, which totalize around 80,000 bottles per year. The white wines are made solely from Albariño, sourced from vineyards of different ages and characteristics. As for the red wines, the winery produces three varietal wines and one blend.
- Year of foundation: 1979
- Address: Travesía do Freixo nº7
- City: Ribadumia
- Province: Pontevedra
- Zip postal: 36636
- Country: Spain
- Phone number: 34 696 425 829
- Guided visits? Si
- Wine tourism services? No
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