Alma das Donas

Alma das Donas winery is one of a brave few who hang on to the precipitous slopes in order to harvest Mencia and Godello from their 3 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Ribera Sacra.
If you’ve never seen the vineyards, have a look on the web and you’ll see how this region makes the Mosel look a bit flat. Needless to say, everything is done by hand and the grapes are transported up the slopes on rails!
The Almanova is a beautiful expression of Mencia with a lovely purity of fruit unhindered by oak and a depth and length that make you need a second bottle.
The Almalarga Godello is aged on the lees to give added complexity to this already intensely interesting variety and is good enough to rival any Burgundy of equivalent price.