GRAPE: Mencía.

APPELLATION: Ribeira Sacra DO.

VINIFICATION: Sustainable farming. ‘Heroic Viticulture’. Manual harvest at the slopes of Pantón and Quiroga. Fermentation at controlled temperature of 22-28 º avoiding losing primary aromas.

TASTING NOTES: Well-rounded cherry red. Medium depth. Aspect is clean and brilliant. Medium-high intensity. Highly complex, reminiscent of red fruit. Varietal and expressive. Balanced, smooth, fruity, with a well-rounded, pleasant finish. Fine tannins without being overpowering. Good weight of fruit and great length.

FOOD PAIRING: Mushroom risotto, filet mignon with goat cheese and port sauce, grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary, steak and spicy roasted potatoes.


  • 93 Decanter; vntg 2021
  • 90 Wine Enthusiast; vntg 2021
  • 90 James Suckling; vntg 2021, vntg 2020

Tech Sheet:

PRODUCER: Alma das Donas is located in one of the most symbolic corners of the Ribeira Sacra, known for its peace and tranquillity. The more than 3 Ha of vineyards of regional varieties: Mencía and Godello,  lay on steep, south/south-west facing slopes, enjoying an excellent microclimate for wine production and in the shelter of the river Sil. The vines are cultivated by hand on the terraces of the precipitous slopes, thereby preventing any mechanisation other than a simple system of rails to transport the grapes.

The result is a heroic labour containing all the passion and soul needed to create exceptional wines with their own personality.

Perfectly integrated within the surroundings, our production is based exclusively on grapes from vineyards on the slopes of the River Sil.