91 points Wine Spectator
“This mineral-driven white has lovely focus and energy, with lemon, white peach and blossom notes flanked with flint and herb accents. A hint of tangerine zest lingers on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases made. 120 cases imported.”
Vinous Reverie Notes
The family firm of Bodegas O’Ventosela dates to 1980, when Juan Miguez Montero, tapping into the contacts and know-how acquired during his career as a restaurateur, decided to begin making his own wine. Operating out of a new gravity-fed winery in the hamlet of Leiro since 2006, Montero harvests traditional northwestern Iberian varieties (primarily Treixadura in white and Mencía in red) by hand in small crates to maintain the highest fruit quality possible. The majority of the crop is sourced from the estate vineyard of Finca Traveselas, but Montero also purchases fruit from small farmers in the area; soils are alluvial over a bedrock of granite. A harmonious marriage of quality, distinctive local character, and undeniable value, these wines are a compelling addition to our thriving Galician portfolio. This flagship white, 100% Treixadura, grown on granite in the estate vineyard of Finca Traveselas, where free-draining soils and southeastern exposure yield highly concentrated grapes. Tasting Notes: Intense, floral with tropical fruit notes. It is a broad wine. Rich and persistent on the palate with good balance and structure.