Bodegas Gallegas

 

Rectoral do Umia is located in the Val do Salnés region, one of the five subzones of the appellation, which is considered as the birth place of Rias Baixas. The rugged coastline is known to be the coolest and dampest of the region. Its soils are composed of hard granite with a very thin alluvial top soil, very similar to the Muscadet region of Atlantic France. The name “Salnés” comes from the salt flats that once covered the area (sal = salt). During the Middle Ages, the valley’s inhabitants collected salt and used it for preserving the fish that left their ports on merchant ships. The Latin name for the region was Territorium Salinense, which gradually became Salnés in Galician. The pergola trained vineyards are pratically at sea level, on gentle slopes or on the plain close to the Umia River.


Built in an old 17th century rectory, surrounded by 20 hectares of vineyards, the winery is located in Amandi, in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra. Rectoral de Amandi has another 120 hectares of vineyards distributed in different areas of the appellation. It also counts on the collaboration with more than 300 local winegrowers that allow to maintain the traditions alive. The philosophy of Rectoral de Amandi is based on respect for the environment and the promotion of the local economy. The grazing based viticulture is organic with no use of chemicals. Harvest is manual. All the cuvées are fermented with indigenous yeasts in either tanks or wooden barrels.