The Virgen del Galir winery was founded in 2002 in a valley of the Galir river, in Éntoma, a small village in Orense, Galicia, Northern Spain. The “Camino de Santiago” crosses through this village in the Valdeorras DO, and this semi-forgotten region has extraordinary vineyards. Virgen del Galir owns 20 hectares of vineyards on practically as many plots, on a valley of the Galir river with an altitude over 600m. The ground is made up almost entirely of decomposed schist on terraces.
Maruxa, or Mary in English, is a Great Galician Name. She was the winery founders’ mother. The wine comes from our vineyards in the village of Éntoma, Valdeorras. We classify it as a village wine. Grapes used for Maruxa Godello are a selection from our vineyards in the village of Entoma, Regueiron, Valdemioto and O Serro. Soils in these high altitude vineyards with a 30% of inclination are mostly slate.
Bright yellow straw color. On the nose, intense and varietal, reminisces of mature white fruit and very mineral. Balanced, silky, fresh and persistent on the palate. Recommended service temperature 10ºC.
Grapes used for Maruxa Godello are a selection from our vineyards in the village of Entoma, Regueiron, Valdemioto and O Serro. Soils in these high altitude vineyards with a 30% of inclination are mostly slate. Manual harvest in cases of 15 kgs to preserve the integrity of the grape.
Once the grape arrives at the winery, they’re cooled to avoid oxidation. Alcoholic fermentation takes places at controlled temperatures to ensure the wine preserves varietal aromas.
The 2018 harvest took place during the second fortnight of September. A dry summer provided full grape maturity and a fresh, aromatic harvest. Yields have been lower due to rains during the bloom. It could be one of the best harvests of the last 10 years.