Wines from Ribeira Sacra are unique, genuine and provide an extraordinary experience for the most demanding of palates. Wine production here is so limited that the wines could be classified as exclusive. Ribeira Sacra is in the heart of Galicia halfway between south of the province of Lugo and north of the province of Ourense. It is home to 5.2% of Galicia’s wine-growing land, approximately 2,500 hectares of terraces dot the stone slopes. The land is fractured to accommodate two great rivers, the Miño and Sil, where chapels, Romanesque churches and monasteries, lush forests and terraced vineyards offer us a view of the most pure and mysterious Galicia. Dating back to the Romans, it was a place chosen for leading a life of seclusion, sacrifice and prayer by small communities of hermits. These congregations gave rise to the building of powerful Benedictine and Cisterican monasteries in the 12th century. Established in 1996, DO Ribeira Sacra is one of the most spectacular, mythical wine regions in the world and is the only denomination in Spain which belongs to Cervim, an international organisation responsible for promoting 'Heroic Viticulture' or 'Mountain Viticulture'/19. Construction of the vineyards on terraces, due to the steep slopes of the river banks, can reach gradients of 100% making mechanisation impossible, so all work must be done by hand, making it very difficult to maintain.
Adegas Moure is situated near Escairon,O Savinao, Chantada. This stunning 15 ha Single Estate is perched at the top of a hill, with breathtaking views overlooking a valley of steep–terraced, slate vineyards which descend to the meandering River Miño, a spectacular view known as 'O Cabo do Mundo' meaning 'the end of the world'. Adegas Moure has been fundamental in striving hard to ensure that rural Galicia survives and becomes more widely appreciated. They have worked endlessly to produce handcrafted, artisanal wines from forgotten local indigenous varieties from soils where granite, calcareous slates and schist rocks predominate, giving the wines freshness, structure, fruitiness and mineral qualities. They are committed to the revival of Galician viticulture and creation of wines based on a multiplicity of different grapes which had become practically extinct in Ribeira Sacra, like Mencia, Merenzao, Sousón, Caino, Brancellao, and whites Godello and Albariño grown in limited quantities. The balance between mineral rich soils and the grape varieties achieves outstanding, unique, complex wines.
Adegas Moure is one of only three wineries in Ribeira Sacra to receive the Ampelos Trophy in the Great Gold Guide 2020, an award received by these wineries for obtaining 5 Great Golds in two consecutive years in recognition of the effort, perseverance and excellence.
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