APPELLATION: Ribeira Sacra DO.
VINIFICATION: Sustainable farming. ‘Heroic Viticulture’. The vines are cultivated on the terraces of the precipitous slopes of Panton and Quiroga, thereby preventing any mechanisation other than a simple system of rails to transport the grapes. Hand harvested.
Pre-fermentation maceration for 18-24 hours at low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation (12-15 days) in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 22-28ºC. malolactic fermentation begins in first and second use French oak barrels where it remains for 12 months. Subsequently, the wine remains in the bottle for another 12 months.
TASTING NOTES: Cherry red color well covered with violet reflections. High layer. Clean and bright appearance. Complex and powerful nose, with hints of red fruit combined with toasted and roasted notes. Tasty, good structure. Feeling of ripe red fruit, having a mouth finish with light and friendly tannins. Complex retro-nasal way, full of the nuances of the nose.
FOOD PAIRING: Red meats like roasted beef with potatoes. Perfect for a nice dessert with chocolate.
- 92 James Suckling; vntg 2017
PRODUCER: 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.