Winemaker: Fredi Torres
Region: Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain
Grapes: 80% Mencía, 20% blend of various local varieties (Albarello, Merenzao, Garnacha Tintorera, and 1% local white grapes).
Sulphur: 24 mg/l (total)
Suitable for vegans: Yes
Altitude: 600m average
Soils: blend of a few vineyards, variety of soils include granite, sand, schist.
Age of vines: 50 yrs old average, some 100+ years
Viticulture: Organic (noncertified)
Vineyards: The grapes for the Silice come from various vineyards located in the Amandi and Doade regions in Ribeira Sacra, on the steep slopes leading into the river Sil. The variety of soils, ranging
from granite to schist, give this wine a lovely roundness, expressing each locale’s influence.
Vinification: The grapes were fermented with indigenous yeasts and macerated for 2 weeks with 20% whole bunch in concrete ‘lagares.’ Underwent a long fermentation (3 weeks) with no temp control, and then aged in large format old wood (5200L) for 9 month on the lees. Minimal sulphites added before bottling.
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