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DO VALDEORRAS

DESIGNATION OF ORIGEN

E he Designation of Origen Valdeorras is placed in a deep valley enclosed by mountains over 1000 m altitude. Extend it influence over the councils the O Barco, O Bolo, Larouco, Petín, A Rúa, Rubiá and Vilamartin, all of them in the northeast of the province of Ourense.

His land spreads over many miles to the north and to the south of the river Sil. With the slate production, it is the main source of incomes in this land. Over the whole landscape of the countryside the stocks wines are growing up under the careful attention of the wine growers.

Among the wines, we need to distinguish the monovarietal (i.e single varietals wines). Nevertheless wines make with Godello and some varieties must be excellent for example when is mixed with Doña Blanca or Palomino.

As well, the Mencía red wine allows very good mixtures with the traditional Alicante, Gran Negro and Mª Ardoña Menenzao that grow as well in the wine yards of the D.O of Valdeorras.

The single white wines make with Godello are wines with a fine fruit fresh aroma, white yellow or rosé colour, well balanced and with a medium alcoholic gradation of 11.5º to 12ª, delicate, complex and good aftertaste.

Grapes

The single red wines make with Mencía are wines of a intense red purple coulour and a elegant fruti aroma, light and tasty, well balanced and with a very good length.

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