If there is one wine that is different in the Algueira portfolio, it is the Merenzao, a pale red produced with Merenzao, the grape known in Jura as Trousseau (or Maria Ordoña in Galicia and Bastardo in other parts of Galicia and Portugal). As with all their reds, the full clusters were foot trodden in open, 600 liter oak barrels with indigenous yeast and transferred to barrique for malolactic and 11 months aging after fermentation. It's a very pale, translucent ruby color and an explosive, intoxicating nose of dried roses and wild herbs, touches of very ripe red berries but distilling freshness. The palate is light, ethereal with great balance, ultra-fine tannins and good acidity, supple, tasty and long. Superb! 2,100 bottles. Algueira is located in the village of Doade and was created in 1996 from a project that started back in the 1980s both recovering old, abandoned vineyards and planting new ones in the Sil valley. Today they own 20 hectares of vineyards and rent a further 10, with vines ranging from 20 to 95 years of age, planted with red and white varieties to produce around 90,000 bottles across a wide range of labels. They are one of the indisputable quality leaders of Ribeira Sacra. Raúl Pérez consults here.