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At the mountains of Ribera sacra you can find all of our vineyards, some of them with a spectacular 85-degree slope next to the banks of the Sil river.  We work only with native varieties, and we base our production entirely on grapes from our own vineyards, which benefits from the exceptional microclimate conditions for the production of first-class Galician quality grapes.  We also work with a wide range of grapes, either white varieties such as Godello, Treixadura, Albariño and Loureiro or red grapes like Mencía, Caíño, Sousón, Brancellao and Merenzao.

Our first aim is to prioritize quality over quantity, thereby creating a genuine wine which remarks the unique identity of this region.

Climate

Diversity is the key of our climate. Mountain viticulture is whimsical, the slopes undulate in different orientations following the winding of the river, which causes a great microclimatic richness. Thanks to the steepness of the slopes it’s possible to find at the same point of the river two hillsides facing each other, with opposite orientations. Two different temperatures, two different climates. Along the course of the river these two orientations vary practically covering all the cardinal points. Different orientations for different wine profiles.

Soils

Along with the grape varieties, the main protagonists of our wines are the soils. Depending on where we are located we will find different geological compositions. On the sunny and steep banks of Amandi slate and schist are the most predominant minerals, which bring tension and strength to the Mencía we cultivate there. On the Cortezada slopes, the soils are formed by quartz and gneiss, which provide greater freshness and lightness to the white varieties we plant in these vineyards. The vines planted on each area will be soaked in the nuances that each terrain provides them, maintaining the essence of each terroir.