Cultivated since Roman times, Ribeira Sacra’s steep terraced vineyards are some of the most picturesque and treacherous to work in the world of wine - think Douro, Cote Rotie, or Mosel. Like those most dramatic terruños, winegrowing here is not for the faint of heart; it takes spirited determination, unwieldy optimism, a sense of tradition, and a willingness to collaborate. All of these qualities are embodied by the young Pedro Rodríguez of Guímaro, our colleteiro in Ribeira Sacra.
Cepas Viejas is from Pedro's oldest Godello vines planted on decomposed granite and slate. Guímaro Cepas Viejas was fermented and raised on the lees for around one year in old Burgundy barrels. Deep, sappy, and complex, a wine to pair with dishes you would normally pair with a Meursault: lobster, crab, and scallops. One of the most serious and complex white wine expressions of Ribeira Sacra terruño we've ever had. Decant before serving.