To understand the idiosyncrasy of Ribeira Sacra certificate of origin, we have to go back to the beginnings of viticulture in Spain, that is, to the Roman times (we will let the evidence speak for itself). Legends tell that our wines were carried to Rome for the Caesars’ delight.
Apart from all of that, the influx of anchorites and thanks to Christianity and its interrelation with viticulture, made the monks from different orders, who settled on the river banks and left countless remains and real jewels of Romanesque that fill the whole terrain of the Miño, Sil, Lor and Bibei rivers, among others, transmitted a winemaking culture which did not take long before showing results. It made that, more than a legend, it became into a reality that comes to our days thanks to the efforts of an “heroic” viticulture.
All of this gives us rise to assert that it would be impossible to understand the miracle ofRibeira Sacra without the daily effort of many winegrowers. The latter, thanks to their effort and their love for their land, make possible that we can have a bottle of wine close at hand, which keep many centuries of history and constant effort inside them. In this way, everyone can enjoy wines with personality in which prevail fruitiness and fresh bouquet together witha balance of flavors that make them unique on the market: wines with some virtues out of the ordinary.
Our winery is located in an ancient building made of stone, in Sta. Cruz de Brosmos, which belongs to the local government of Sober, in the south of Lugo province.In 1999 it was redone and updated. Thus, it was equipped with the latest technology as regards fermentation.
From that moment up to nowadays, high quality wines have been produced due to its careful, special and handmade selection of the raw material.
In 1997, the first Mencía D.O. (Certificate of origin) was produced. It was distressed in oak barrels... At present, and in years of exceptional harvest, over 15,000 bottles of this wine are sold.