Cultivated since Roman times, Ribeira Sacra’s steep terraced vineyards are some of the most picturesque and treacherous to work in the world of wine – think Douro, Cote Rotie, or Mosel. Like those most dramatic terruños, winegrowing here is not for the faint of heart; it takes spirited determination, unwieldy optimism, a sense of tradition, and a willingness to collaborate. All of these qualities are embodied by the young Pedro Rodríguez of Guímaro, our colleteiro in Ribeira Sacra.
From multiple plots of Mencía vines with an average age of 40 years old, located in and around Ribeira Sacra. The un-oaked, regional tinto is all about immediate pleasure with pure, lush red fruits, spices, and slate-laden minerality. A wine to pair with all kinds of foods, especially chorizos, embutidos, roast pork, spicy foods, any dish with a lot of Pimentón.
Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…
winecuentista.com (2017 Vintage)
"Not as pale as some Mencia can be from Ribeira Sacra, especially an unoaked wine, but very typical on the nose. Lovely fresh raspberry and sour cherry fruit, white pepper and crushed rocks peg this as Mencia through and through. Surprisingly juicy and fresh on the palate, with barely perceptible, soft tannins and the same rocky minerality lasting well into the finish. A superior wine to the Godello and superb value at the asking price. This would be a great introductory wine to Mencia from Ribeira Sacra."