The vineyards are located in the steep hills of the canyons at the creek of the Sil and Mi?o Rivers, boasting in irrigation and cultivation system created by the Romans 2,000 years ago. After a few invasions from different cultures, the region was rescued by the monks who built monasteries along the riverbank and gave the region the name of Ribeira Sacra "Sacred Riverbank" in Galician, the official language of the region. It is not possible to use the modern technology in this region, due to its peculiar topography.
Recognized as an appellation since 1996, Ribeira Sacra is the only wine producer region in Galicia to produce mainly red wine. Almost all of it is made with Menc?a grapes along with a very limited production of white wines made with Godello grapes.
The steep inclines can reach angles of 85 degrees. It is for this reason that the idea of banked terraces was invented. This elevated terrain makes Ribeira Sacra one of the most unique regions of mountain viticulture. The terraces are today, one of the defining features of the landscape and they give the grapes their special characteristics. It is due to the difficulty of working these steep terrains that the work is known as "Heroic Viticulture".
Galicia is a historic region in Northern Spain. It was a Germanic post-Roman kingdom, one of the first ones to separate from the Roman Empire. Based in the former Roman provinces of Gallaecia and northern Lusitania, the defacto kingdom was established by the Suebi about 410 and during the 6th century it became a formally declared kingdom identifying with Gallaecia. It maintained its independence until 585, when it was annexed by the Visigoths and was turned into the sixth province of the Visigothic Kingdom of Hispania.
During the Middle Ages, eastern Galicia situated between Hungary, Poland and the western principalities of Kiev and Volhynia was coveted by its neighbors for its fertile soil and its important commercial connections.
Our unique selection offers intense color, attractive black cherry with violet aromas and a ripe red fruit favor. The fresh fruit combined with the mineral background gives a rounded structure and velvety texture in the mouth. A must have with venison.