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Ribeira Sacra

Ribeira Sacra Designation of Origin was approved in 1997 and in less than 20 years, it has consolidated the wine-making production of over 1,200 hectares in the basins of the Miño and Sil Rivers, on the border between the provinces of Lugo and Ourense.

It consists of five geographical divisions:

  • Amandi
  • Chantada
  • Quiroga-Bibei
  • Ribeiras do Miño

In this denomination red wine made from Mencía variety grapes, prevail, representing more than 85% of the total production of this designation of origin. The wines have ruby ??red, bluish-violet colours, fruity flavors and mineral notes.

Grape varieties

The prevailing red grapes are Mencia, Brancellao, Merenzao, Sousón, red Caiño and Tempranillo. Moratón and Grenache varieties are also authorized.

The predominant white grapes are Godello, Albariño, Loureira Treixadura, Dona Branca and Torrontés.

Technical data (2015)
  • Area: 1,268 hectares
  • Winegrowers: 2,582
  • Wineries: 94
  • Grape Production: 6,206 tons
  • Qualified wine: 3,499,888 litre
  • Estimated amount: 17.4 million euros