GRAPE: 100% Mencía
APPELLATION: Ribeira Sacra DO
VINIFICATION: Pre-fermentative maceration for 18-24 hours at low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation (12-15 days) in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 22-28ºC. After clean devatting, malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously in second-use French oak barrels where it remains for at least 6 months. In total, 311 days of production that give this wine its own personality.
TASTING NOTES: Well covered garnet red colour. high layer Clean and bright appearance. Clean and medium-high intensity. Aromas of very ripe fruit, compote, combined with notes of coffee, dairy and toast. Soft on the palate, with notes of ripe fruit, mineral, with a slight acidity, having a finish with light and friendly tannins. Persistence in the mouth. Good evolution in the bottle.
FOOD PAIRING: Mushroom risotto, Filet mignon with goat cheese and port sauce, Grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary, Steak and spicy roasted potatoes.
- 92 Points Wine Enthusiast; Vntg 2019.
- 92 Points James Suckling; Vntg 2019.
Alma das Donas is located in one of the most symbolic corners of the Ribeira Sacra, known for its peace and tranquillity. The more than 3 Ha of vineyards of regional varieties: Mencía and Godello, lay on steep, south/south-west facing slopes, enjoying an excellent microclimate for wine production and in the shelter of the river Sil. The vines are cultivated by hand on the terraces of the precipitous slopes, thereby preventing any mechanisation other than a simple system of rails to transport the grapes.
The result is a heroic labour containing all the passion and soul needed to create exceptional wines with their own personality.
Perfectly integrated within the surroundings, our production is based exclusively on grapes from vineyards on the slopes of the River Sil.