In the southernmost part of the province of Ourense, on the border with Portugal, there is a small Designation of Origin, Monterrei, where they have been growing grapes since Roman times. It has managed to preserve is native grape varieties, including Godello, which produces wines with an unmistakable personality and great typicity. La Duda is a sample.
Bright, pale straw yellow.
Notes of fruit blossoms and white peaches
In the mouth, the white peaches reappear together with apricots in an elegant fusion of delicate textures. Outstanding freshness, balance and a very long, elegant finis
The grapes in the valley are harvested mechanically, at night.
The grapes in the valley are harvested mechanically, at night, while the grapes from the slopes are picked manually. The juice is fermented without macerating, at a temperature of 16-18 °C/61-64 °F. The new wines are left on the lees for 3 months. Wines from the different plots are then meticulously selected for the final blend so they express the essence of Monterrei. Malolactic fermentation was unnecessary this year.
The grapes come from small vineyards grown within the Monterrei region.
The grapes come from small vineyards grown within the Monterrei region. The grapevines are young, although in the last stages of their youth. Some are located in the valley and others on the slopes. The former confer concentration while the latter bring aromatic intensity.