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Characteristics of Sílice
Sílice is a red wine produced in the Ribera Sacra area by Silice Viticultores in Amandi, Lugo.
Sílice is produced by Fredi Torres and the brothers Carlos and Juan Rodríguez. Their vineyards are located in the Amandi subzone. Their philosophy is to make wines like those from the past, with very little intervention.
Sílice is a blend of 80% Mencía and other varieties such as Merenzao, Albarello and Garnacha Tintorera. 70% of the grapes are destemmed and the rest is left to ferment whole in 5000 litre 'fudres'. It is aged in the same fudre for 9 months.
Serve at 16ºC
Roasted red meats, Iberian ham, Cold meat, Semi-mature Cheese, Beef
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.