Ribeiro
Ribeiro, means "river bank" in Galician, along the Minho River and its tributaries. It is located in the northwestern part of Spain, in the province of Orense (Galicia) between the valleys of the rivers Miño, Avia, Arnoia and Barbantiño. Is the PDO Galicia's oldest and one of the historic Europe, being recognized in Spain in 1932. The Ribeiro w...
Ribeiro, means "river bank" in Galician, along the Minho River and its tributaries. It is located in the northwestern part of Spain, in the province of Orense (Galicia) between the valleys of the rivers Miño, Avia, Arnoia and Barbantiño. Is the PDO Galicia's oldest and one of the historic Europe, being recognized in Spain in 1932. The Ribeiro winemaking dates back to Roman times, although the development of its viticulture occurred during the Middle Ages, with the work of the Cistercian monks in the monastery of San Clodius and XII Oseira monastery; and its further expansion in S. XVI, when he was transported in floats and carriages for shipment in the ports to the rest of Spain and Europe, especially Britain. It has a cultivated area of ​​some 2,800 hectares of vineyards, in a temperate climate with oceanic and Mediterranean characteristics, from 75 m to 400 m altitude in valleys and slopes with granitic rocks and gravel. The main grape variety grown is Treixadura, strong force, quite resistant to disease and late-maturing. They are also taken in the Torrontés, Palomino, Godello, Macabeo, Loureiro, Albariño, Lado, Silveiriña white grape, and Caíño, Mencia, Tempranillo, Alicante, Ferron Sousón and red grape. The production of white wines, aromatic, fruity and floral than 80% and almost 15% are red wines based on Grenache and Mencia, consumed mostly in Galicia. In small production but but high quality wine produced Tostado, naturally sweet wine (more than 70g of sugar per liter) from the juice of a selection of the best native grapes raisin cover.
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