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
- 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.
The prevailing red grapes are Mencia,
Brancellao, Merenzao, Sousón, red Caiño and Tempranillo.
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