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C.R.D.O. "Monterrei"

The vineyards of the Monterrei Designation of Origin cross the councils of Castrelo do Val, Monterrei, Oímbra and Verín, in the eastern part of the province of Ourense, in the south-eastern corner of Galicia next to the frontier with Portugal. They occupy the hillsides and valleys watered by the River Támega and its tributaries, covering an extension of some 650 hectares. The castle of Moneterrei presides over the area that shares its name, occupying a surface of some 3,000 hectares.

The climate in this area is drier than the rest of Galicia, perfect for growing grapes, with a clearly continental influence rather than Atlantic conditions, making it possible to obtain healthy harvests with the minimum of treatments. As we climb to heights of more than 800 metres above sea level, cultivation becomes more difficult, although these conditions are compensated with excellent quality wines.

The combination of particular soil and climatic conditions, together with a wine growing tradition handed down from generation to generation, has made it possible to extract from the old varieties a series of wines with a truly inimitable personality, with light yellow or straw-coloured whites with golden hues, strong on the nose with fresh aromas and mature fruits.

They are fresh in the mouth, fruity and with a slightly acidic tang that balances out the alcohol content (12- 12.5º) and a slightly bitter end note.

The red wines have an intense blackberry colour, with touches of violet or cherry, with a powerful aroma with hints of red fruits and berries. In the mouth it is possible to appreciate their acidity and alcohol content (12.5%); they are harmonious and well blended, fresh and with a flavour of mature red fruits.

Grape varieties and type of wine

  • Recommended whites: Dona Branca, Verdello (Godello) and Treixadura (Verdello Louro)
  • Authorized whites: Palomino
  • Recommended reds: Mencia and María Ardoña or Bastardo
  • Authorized reds: Tempranillo (Arauxa).


  • Designation of Origin recognized by Order of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry on 3rd December 1992 (Official Gazette of Galicia –DOG- 22.12.92), modified by the Order dated 2nd June 1993 (DOG 21.06.93).
  • Regulation approved by Order of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry on 25th November 1994 (DOG 4.01.95), ratified by Order of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Foodstuffs (MAPA) on 19th January 1996 (Official State Gazette –BOE- 03.02.96) modified by the Order dated 15th July 2004 (DOG 27.07.04)

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