Alvaredos-Hobbs celebrates a region rich with tradition, producing wines from the indigenous grapes of Ribeira Sacra, such as godello and mencía, that grow on steep hillside vineyards along the Sil River.”

2018 Alvaredos-Hobbs Godello, D.O. Ribeira Sacra

One of the oldest varieties of the Iberian Peninsula, godello is a white grape indigenous to Galicia and highly regarded for its delicate texture and medium-high acidity. An early-ripened variety, it thrives in dry sites and well-drained soils, and is characterized by its small-sized berries and closely packed bunches. It is recognized for making age-worthy wines.

  • Region: D.O. Ribeira Sacra
  • Varietal composition: 100% Godello
  • Harvest date: September 19 – October 8, 2018
  • Fermentation & aging: Fermented using native yeasts and aged 10 months in foudres
  • Bottled: September 14, 2019, unfined and unfiltered

Tasting notes: A delicately aromatic white wine displaying layered notes of lavender, citrus blossom, and kumquat with hints of white pepper. Beautifully balanced on the palate, with a medium body, bright acidity, and a lingering floral finish.

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“A broad and alluring white, marked with layers of aromatic white blossom, honeyed peach, ginger and lychee. Shows finesse.” – 93pts Wine Spectator

2019 Alvaredos-Hobbs Mencía, D.O. Ribeira Sacra

Native to the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, mencía is known for its thick skins and dark fruit and floral characteristics. When planted in hillside regions with poor soils the vines thrive to produce beautifully structured, age-worthy aromatic red wines.

  • Region: D.O. Ribeira Sacra
  • Varietal composition: 100% Mencía
  • Harvest dates: September 16 – October 16
  • Fermentation & aging: Fermented using native yeasts and aged 10 months in oak barrels (225L)
  • Bottled: Unfined and unfiltered, January 13, 2021

Tasting notes: Enticing aromas of blackberry and fresh thyme mingle with hints of rose petal, cardamom, and sumac. Juicy forest fruits and black cherry on the palate are complemented by spice and floral notes, with a slate-like minerality, fresh acidity, and well balanced tannins.

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“This flashy red shows appeal with steeped black cherry, mocha and licorice, accents of black olive, dried rose petal and smoke. A distinctive style.” – 92pts Wine Spectator

Label

Combining ancient tradition with a modern expression, our label pays homage to the unique history of Alvaredos and the region of Galicia.

  • The arches topped by spires take inspiration from the Romanesque churches, monasteries, and chapels found throughout the region.
  • The bright gold exemplifies the arrival of the Romans who sought gold in the nearby rivers. Romans were the first to cultivate the region, and began planting grapes on these steep slopes, including in the village of Alvaredos.
  • The dark gray background represents the slate content in the soils of the region, which help to retain heat and provide drainage in the vineyards.