Pedro Guímaro is a young viñero and one of the rising stars in Ribeira Sacra. He works the family’s breathtakingly steep, terraced vineyards with his parents, Monolo and Carmen. Some of the vineyard slopes are a 50° grade or higher; during harvest, grapes have to be transported out of the vineyard in bins attached to single-rail conveyers. All of the vineyard plots are located in the Amandi subsection of Ribeira Sacra, with slate and granite soils and a slightly warmer climate than other parts of the D.O.
The Tinto Joven is raised half in foudre and the other half in tank, and a small part of the cuvée is whole-cluster fermented. No oak ageing, native yeast fermentation and little filtering give this wine it’s freshness and pureness at an amazing value.