The sun shone brightly as we greeted our final day in Galicia. Leaving Monforte de Lemos for the small Pazo de Toubes bodega in the Ribeiro region, the temperature gauge slowly rose. We passed through the village of San Clodio and the historic monastery that has now been converted into a hotel, and drove steadily uphill to find beautiful old vineyards and the old Pazo or manor house.
Welcomed by Carlos Vicente, the viticultural director, he gave us great insights into the region and history of the area as well some fascinating technical details about different grape varieties.
As we passed through the large old wooden door, we entered a magical space of traditional and modern buildings. Retaining the essential character of the estate, there were waterways, stone bridges and steps as well as a modern event space designed for weddings and big occasions.
The wines were superb – once again showcasing the excellence of Treixadura and its aromatic and exotic character.
Washing down the wines was a quite delicious buffet comprising meats, cheeses, huge tempura prawns, scallops in guacamole, grilled vegetables…..the list went on.
Utterly delightful food with fabulous wines in an idyllic setting with brilliant blue skies – this was Galicia at its absolute best!