The Winery

An ancient 1000 m2 parish from the seventeenth century gives its name to the Rectoral de Amandi Winery, located at the heart of Amandi, in the province of Lugo.

It is a benchmark throughout the D.O. of Ribeira Sacra, not only for being the most important in volume, with more than 2 million bottles per year, but also for being directly responsible for the development of the D.O. beyond its borders, putting its name on the map across the world.

Vineyard

The grape

Mencía es el nombre de la variedad de uva tinta más cultivada en la D.O. Ribera Sacra desde la época de la Antigua Roma. Crece en racimos pequeños y compactos, con bayas de tamaño medio, color azul intenso y hollejo grueso. Permite elaborar vinos muy aromáticos y afrutados, de intenso color, y con posibilidades de crianza.

Cultivation form

Bodegas Rectoral de Amandi cuenta con más de 130 hectáreas de viñedo distribuidos en terrazas o bacanales en las subzonas de Amandi, Quiroga y A Peroxa. Esta complejidad orográfica favorece la existencia de un clima marcado por temperaturas altas en verano y suaves en invierno con escasas precipitaciones, y que permite que las cepas reciban la mayor cantidad posible de luz solar.

The vintage

It begins in the second fortnight of September and lasts between seven and ten days. In keeping with tradition, the grapes are harvested manually in boxes with a maximum capacity of 20 kilograms, in such a way that the grapes are kept in optimal conditions from the time of harvesting until they are received in the cellar.

The Ribeira Sacra

The Ribeira Sacra is located on the banks of the Miño and Sil rivers in the south of the province of Lugo and north of the province of Ourense, which has more than 2000 years of history. The largest concentration of rural romantic in Europe is joined by a unique landscape, resulting from the cultivation of the vine in terraces or terraces, the inclination of which can reach 85%. This viticulture is called heroic viticulture.

The winemaking tradition dates back to Roman times, it was continued by the monks in the Middle Ages and survives to this day thanks to the work of more than 90 wineries in the D.O. Ribeira Sacra.

D.O Ribeira Sacra was founded in 1996 and is divided into five sub-areas: Amandi, Chantada, Quiroga-Bibei, Ribeiras do Miño and Ribeiras do Sil.