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  Designation of Origin "Ribeira Sacra"

It is located in Galicia, in northwestern Spain and occupies an area of 1,255 hectares of vineyards. The Designation of Origin Ribeira Sacra is divided into five areas: Amandi, Chantada, Quiroga-Bibei, Ribeiras do Miño and Ribeiras do Sil. The slope of the land on which the vines are grown can reach 85%, which is why the terraces or "bancales" were devised. This rough terrain makes this Designation of Origin Ribeira Sacra, one of the most unique spaces in the mountain viticulture.

The protection of rivers provides a microclimate in the area, with south orientation and steep slopes that favor the correct ripening that the grapes needs for the elaboration of wines, and that already in Roman times were described as "Liquid Gold of the Sil River".

The grape varieties are: Mencia, Brancellao, Merenzao, Sousón, red Caíño and Tempranillo for red wines and Godello, Albariño, Treixadura, Torrontés, Dona Branca and Loureira for white wines. Also are permitted Garnacha and Mouratón for red wines.

Bodegas Rectoral de Amandi

Bodegas Rectoral de Amandi has become the benchmark for this popular area, as the most important in production volume, with nearly two million bottles, and as the engine in the development of this Designation of Origin.

This winery is located in Amandi (Lugo) on a rustic edification of seventeenth century. With 1,000 m2 as former parsonage, gives rise to the name of the winery and of the wine, Rectoral de Amandi, awarded on numerous occasions.