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Item Number: 22558
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Item Number: 22558
Wine Advocate 92
"- I also got to taste the 2015 Guímaro which had just been bottled. They consider 2015 a warm vintage after the cold ones of 2013 and 2014, in line perhaps with 2012. The usual blend of Godello with 25% Treixadura, Albariño, Torrontés and Loureira was used for this white, which was kept in contact with the lees for some six months before bottling. For a wine that had just been bottled, it showed really well, it wasn't dizzy at all, it was open and aromatic, very balsamic, plenty of bay leaf aromas and somehow medicinal, developing aniseed and fennel aromas with some time. The palate is sharp and focused, with very good precision, fresh and mineral. Perhaps the secret to keeping the freshness in a warm vintage like 2015 was a couple of days of rain just before the harvest, which allowed the grapes to develop fully (they had not grown to 100% as it had been very warm) - and the fact that they harvested earlier. Treixadura and Albariño contribute to compensate the volume of Godello in the Amandi zone. Each year they also go for a slightly shorter maceration. Some 10,000 bottles were filled on February 14, 2016."
Grower Pedro Rodriguez
Appellation Ribeira Sacra
Soil Type(s) Slate, Granite, Sand
Elevation 350-500 meters
Vine Age 50-70 years old
Farming Practicing Organic
Production 3,000 bottles
The young and ambitious Pedro Rodriguez comes from a long line of colleteiros
to have worked the steep slopes of the Amandi area of Ribeira Sacra. He
established his family’s adega, Guímaro, with the aim of restoring his region’s
legacy for producing Galicia’s finest wines.
• Ribeira Sacra means “Sacred Banks” in Gallego, the local Galician dialect that
splits the difference between Spanish and Portuguese. The Romans came to this
green, northwest corner of Iberia some 2,000 years ago and were the first to
terrace the slopes and plant vines in Ribeira Sacra. Historically, the most famous
Galician wines come from the Amandi area, the area that runs along the river Sil
with the steepest south facing vineyards, planted on predominately slate and
• Guímaro Blanco is from multiple plots of 50-70 year old vines planted on steep
south-facing vineyards of slate, granite, and sand.
• Vintage: Vintage conditions can vary from year to year, depending on how
warm and dry the summers are. Vintages like 2008, 2010, and 2013 are
considered more “Atlantic” from cooler weather, and vintages like 2007, 2009,
and 2011 were dry, warm, and more Mediterranean.
• Vinification: Cold fermented with natural yeasts in steel vat; No malo; Raised
on the lees for 6 months in vat.