This is our first wine, jokingly named after the bend in the Heerengracht in Amsterdam and the bend in the Miño where our vineyard A Cova is located. This wine shows what the Ribeira Sacra is all about: terroir wines from steep granite soils, filled with full tones of fruit and finesse that remind you of minerals and the different seasons. The grapes from Mencia and Garnacha Tintoreiro (Alicante Bouschet) are hand-picked and selected, fermented in stainless steel and aged for 10 months in French oak of 2 and 3 years old (228ltr). The result is a phenomenal ruby purple wine with red fruit in the nose, full black fruit, light notes of undergrowth and an earthy edge. The taste is broad, elegant and harmonious. The pour advice is 16-18 C°. Good aeration or decanting is recommended until the end of 2022. The lay-up potential is certainly 5 to 10 years.
We are Os Troncos. Os Troncos means vine but is also a popular colloquial language for friends. And that's us. Now with six friends. Proud owners of three vineyards in the Ribeira Sacra. A wine region in northwestern Spain; Galicia. We own vineyards, refurbish them and maintain them. We harvest ourselves and enthusiastically make super beautiful natural wine. Wines without frills. Not only do we do this, we have help from Galicians; Roberto Regal with his team from Enonatur.
The Ribeira Sacra
The name Ribeira Sacra literally means 'the sacred riverbanks'. A wine region in the coolest region of Spain, Galicia. Only 2500 hectares in size, of which 1200 hectares have Denominación de Origen status. The vineyards are located on the steep riverbanks of the rivers Miño, Cabe, Bibei and Sil where the "heroic harvest" takes place in September and October. The vineyards are almost all steep and not without danger. Here is mainly small-scale local viticulture.
Ribeira Sacra is enchanting. A green, mysterious and breathtaking region in the mythical interior of Galicia. The Ribeira Sacra is MAGICAL.