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Características de Guímaro Finca Capeliños
Guímaro Finca Capeliños is a red wine produced by Bodega Guímaro in D.O. Ribeira Sacra. It is a small family winery with a low production yield, but produces wines of excellent quality.
Guímaro Finca Capeliños is a blend of the Mencía variety (85%) with Caiño, Sousón, Garnacha and Brancellao. The grapes come from the Capeliños estate with almost 100 year old vineyards, planted in terraces on slopes with a steep 50% incline on granite and slate soils.
Bodega Guímaro practices organic farming which is respectful of the land. The harvest is done manually and the grapes are trodden in a traditional manner. Fermentation is carried out in a wooden cone with local yeasts from the vineyard itself over a period of 50 days. After fermentation, there is a light manual pressing, before ageing, which takes place over 12-14 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. Once the wine has finished ageing, Guímaro Finca Capeliños is transferred to a warehouse where it is allowed to naturally settle before bottling.
Finca Guímaro Capeliños is a wonderful Mencía. It is the "brother" wine of El Pecado, which the renowned winemaker Raúl Perez made using the facilities and grapes of Bodega Guímaro. In total 6-8 barrels are produced from the two vines.
The DO Ribeira Sacra is a region that perhaps paints one of the best pictures of heroic viticulture, having even been awarded recognition by CERVIM, the awarding body for this style of viticulture. The term ‘heroic viticulture’ refers to viticulture in areas that have a topography and soil conditions that complicate the work in the vineyards and make cultivating the vines and harvest a challenge. The region is home to an Atlantic climate, rivers as thermoregulatory agents, low rainfall, slate-schistose and granite soils, small sized plots and vineyards grown on steep slopes. The result is excellent wines with great personalities that truly express the dramatic and exciting nature of the landscape.