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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Monterrei, relatively new do in southern Galicia, on Spain’s border with Portugal. Most of the wine is still sold in bulk, and the recovery of local grape varieties is less developed than elsewhere in Galicia. This is still more a project based on distant glories, than a current reality. But one vigneron, José Luis Mateo of Quinta da Muradella, whose vineyards straddle the Portuguese border, has attracted international attention to this fledgling region with terroir-rich wines made with a bevy of red and white indigenous varieties, including the aptly named Monstruosa, with its huge berries.