Casa Monte Pio was founded in 1979 by Jose María Martinez; now his grandson Pablo Martinez carries the family tradition as the owner and winemaker. Pablo’s passion lies in the vineyard – he realized this after a brief career in accounting. Upon his return to the wine industry, he has dedicated himself to organic viticulture and craft wine production. His vineyards are located within walking distance to their family home, located in the heart of the Val do Salnés near the Rio Umia. Vineyards are literally planted next to the sea. Thanks to the small plots, typical smallholdings (minifundios) of the Galician landscape. Thanks to the way they train the vineyards, aiming to avoid the soil’s moisture
Appearance: bright and yellow-straw in color with green
Nose: highlights the aromas of the variety with hints of
citrus and marine notes.
Taste: straight and fresh. Vibrant acidity, with a
prominent of saltiness and mineral touches.
Spain Rías Baixas
Harvest time 9th - 14th of September
Production 60,000 btls
Residual sugar 1.2
Soil Sandy with great minerality
Vineyard elevation 15m above sea level
Vineyard: Own vineyard
Density per HA: 1.500 vines
Conduction of the vineyard: Trained vine
Vineyard’s average age: 25 years
Height above sea level: 15 m
Climate: Atlantic climate with regular temperatures
throughout the year (15 oC aprox.) and abundant
Terroir: Sandy with great minerality.
Very warm year, with an average temperature +1 o C
above the expected climatic value. About precipitation, it
was slightly dry year, with a percentage 5% lower than
normal. The month of July stood out, which was
extremely dry, almost reaching of water stress.
Galicia is located in the north west of Spain, just above
It borders the rest of the country through mountain
ranges with rounded peaks.
It is a land of green mountains, abundant water, numerous
rivers and difficult access coasts.
Everything is around the see.
Traditionally agriculture, ranching industry and fisheries.
Emigration (gallego synonymous with SPANISH in South
D.O. Rías Baixas is a little appellation founded in 1988.
It is divided into 5 subareas. From north to south: Ribeira do
Ulla, Val do Salnés, Soutomaior, Condado do Tea and O Rosal.
Minifundio: total hectares 4.061 divided in 21.825 plots
Albariño is the most important variety but we also have 13
more natives varieties, 6 whites: Albariño, Loureira blanca,
Treixadura, Caiño blanco, Torrontés and Godello; and 8 reds:
Caiño tinto, Castañal, Espadeiro, Loureira tinta, Sousón,
Mencía, Brancellao y Pedral
Val do Salnés: it is a valley where is concentrated more than
60% of the annual grape production.
The main characteristic is that they are wines with greater
acidity and salinity.