Vineyards


Vineyards

Our vineyards are the result of the sum of small plots, something traditional of the smallholding of the Galician landscape. All of them are located in Ribadumia.

This area is in the heart of the Salnés Valley, on the banks of river Umia. It is considered the cradle of albariño’s wine where the first vines appeared.

The climate is oceanic and humid with hot summers. The average annual temperature is one of the highest in Galicia despite the abundant precipitation throughout the year.

Its terrain is famous for being sunny and poor, easy to drain and with decomposed granite sand.

The average age of the vineyards is 25 years. The varieties grown are mainly Albariño and also the autochthonous red variety of Espadeiro.

In the Albariño’s vines, the pruning is the traditional trained vine leaving between 70 and 90 buds in each one. The cultivated field density is approximately 1,500 vines per hectare with a production between 8,000 and 10,000 kg/ha.

On the other hand, in the Espadeiro’s vines, the conduction of the vineyard is in trellis and the pruning system used its name after Guyot. The cultivated field density is around 3,000 vines per hectare with a production between 6,000 and 7,500 kg/ha.

The no-till system its used for the maintenance of the ground. This causes the ground to be covered by vegetation during the whole growing cycle. Thereby, erosions and compactions are avoided. In addition, it allows an easy access after a rainy period.

Annually, we replant the plots that need it, using the rootstocks 196-17 Castel and 101-14Millardet et de Grasset.

Once the grape reaches the appropriate ripening, the harvest takes place. It is done manually in boxes of 15 kg, removing any damaged grape. The objective is to choose only the ripe grapes that are in perfect sanitary conditions for the vinification process.


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