García de los Salmones (1914) cittala as cultivated in the provinces of Lugo and Ourense and in the area of ​​Caldas de Rei in the province of Pontevedra. In the Viticultural Cadastre of 1983 it is indicated how it is present in the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra. Genetic súaorixe is the lineage originated in Merenzao (Díaz-Losada et al., 2010).

Current situation

It is recognized as a preferred variety in DD. OO Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Valdeorras and Monterrei, and as authorized by DEL RíasBaixas. Also it is contemplated for the elaboration of wines in the geographical indications Wines of the Terra Barbanza and Iria, Valley of the Miño and Betanzos.

Ratings about your crop

Variety of sprouted and medium ripening; high production and medium-low vigor; sensitive to powdery mildew, moderately to mildew and high to botrite. It produces wines of high oenological potential, with graduations that can vary depending on the area between 11 and 14% v / v, and acidity between 4-6 g / L. The wines with violet tones possess a medium-high aromatic intensity, with fruity aromas, to blond fruits, framboesa, strawberry, blackberry and with certain lactic touches. With good quality on the palate, persistent, with sweet edges, highlighting the soft and pleasant tannins.

Morphological description

The new branch presents the open limb, glabrous and without anthocyanin coloration. The dorsal side of the train, as well as the dorsal and ventral side of the knot, is green and red, while the ventral side of the train is green. The buds do not present anthocyanin pigmentation.


New Sheet
The new green leaf is glabrous.

Adult leaf
The average green leaf has medium size and pentagonal shape, with five lobes; glabra; flat profile; limb with weak swelling; teeth with a mixture of convex and straight sides, of average length in relation to their width; petiolar sinus with lobes slightly open and base in the form of a key; open upper lateral sinuses with V-shaped base; Petiole slightly shorter than the main nerve.

The cluster is conical, long, medium compacted and with presence of 1 or 2 at. The peduncle is of short length.

The black blue bago has a short elliptical shape.


Mencía 2
Source: EVEGA