origin

An CA winery: current and authentic

Rectoral do Umia, located in Salnés Valley, has been making Albariños with a lot of personality and uniqueness for more than a decade, which translates into more than 20 international gold medals.

Our philosophy is to make wine from the vineyard to transfer the terroir and microclimate to the cellar without modifying its own identity.

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installations

Industry 4.0

The winery has a capacity for 3,600,000 liters and is characterized by combining tradition and technological vanguard in 6,600 m2 of constructed area.

Investigation

We try to keep the wine tradition alive, but also merge it with research projects that allow the yeast section of our vineyards. We run away from the standardization of wines and look for our own profile so that the consumer identifies them as the wines of Rectoral do Umia.

Certifications BRC e IFS

Rectoral do Umia is certified in food safety and quality with the highest BRC (British Retail Constorium) rating: AA and IFS (International Food Standard) higher level: 99.62%.

the team

A professionalized job

Our grapes come from 130 Ha of vineyards located in the Salnés Valley and we have the collaboration of more than 200 wine growers in the area who have professionalized their work in recents years, working closely with the winery in the various controls that throughout of the year are made in the select vineyards.

the vineyard

Grapes

Rías Baixas is the “cradle” of the Albariño variety, since its maximum potential is reached due to the Atlantic climate that is characterized by low, cold and soft temperatures and with sandy-sandy terrain. As a consequence of this climate, the grapes ripen at average temperatures of 26-28ºC, resulting in musts with a balanced acidity and wines with a complex aromatic potential and high freshness.

Cultivation form

The Albariño grape with which we make our wines comes from three forms of cultivation depending on the fertility of the soil and the altitude of the vineyards:

· The system of emparrado facilitates the growth of the plant and the distance between the buds of Albariño and we find it in vineyards located from 26 to 250 meters of altitude.

· The trellis system is used in vineyards located more than 250 meters above sea level and favors the ripening of the grapes, the reduction of magic acid and the improvement of alcoholic strength.

· The simple descending cord system reduces the costs of planting, labor during pruning and facilitates the insolation of the grapes being more mature and with less acidity. We find it in vineyards located from 26 to 250 meters high and in areas with little wind.

Vintage

The Albariño is a variety of early ripening, so the beginning of the harvest is usually in the second half of September and takes place over two weeks, which varies depending on the ripening state and the amount of grapes to be harvested. .

The grapes are harvested manually in boxes with a maximum capacity of 20 kilograms, so that it is kept in optimal conditions by refrigerated containers, which will be transported in less than four hours to the winery to be processed.

D.O. Rías Baixas

This designation of origin is the largest wine producer in Galicia, exceeding 32 million kilos of grapes, and one of the best positioned internationally.

The geographical area of ​​the Denomination is divided into five sub-zones: Val do Salnés, Condado do Tea, O Rosal, Soutomaior and Ribeira do Ulla.