Guímaro Ribeira Sacra Vino Blanco
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Region: Ribeira Sacra, Spain
Grape varieties: 100% Godello
Guímaro Ribeira Sacra Vino Blanco is made from multiple plots of 50-70-year-old Godello vines grown on steep slopes. A lively wine.
Song: Rambler by Ginger Baker Trio
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About Guímaro Ribeira Sacra Vino Blanco
Guímaro Ribeira Sacra Vino Blanco is made from multiple plots of 50-70-year-old Godello vines grown on steep slopes. The grapes are hand-harvested in small bins, cold fermented with native yeasts in steel vat without malolactic fermentation occurring. The wine is raised on the lees for 6 months in vat, fined with egg white, but not filtered. This fresh, lively and aromatic vino blanco is wonderful paired with any seafood dish.
Cultivated since Roman times, Ribeira Sacra’s steep terraced vineyards are some of the most picturesque and treacherous to work in the world of wine – think Douro, Cote Rotie, or Mosel. Like those most dramatic terruños, winegrowing here is not for the faint of heart; it takes spirited determination, unwieldy optimism, a sense of tradition, and a willingness to collaborate. All of these qualities are embodied by the young Pedro Rodríguez of Guímaro.
The young and ambitious Pedro Rodriguez descends from a long line of colleteiros working in the Amandi area, Ribeira Sacra’s most prime subzone with south-facing vineyards planted on slate just above the river Sil. His parents Manolo and Carmen still work the vineyards daily alongside him. The family also maintains a small finca of mixed agriculture, raising chickens, rabbits, pigs, and cultivating a sizable vegetable patch. The culmination of the family’s agrarian traditions manifested with the establishment of their adega in 1991. They named their winery after Pedro’s grandfather, whose nickname “Guímaro ” means rebel in their local dialect.