Appearance: Red cherry color of middle intensity, garnet edging and abundant tear.
Bouquet: Red fruits and spices.
Palate: Fresh, with a light mid palate, red fruit with vegetal notes and a fresh finish with spicy memories.
The Ponte da Boga Winery is located in Castro Caldelas (Ribeiras do Sil) and has been owned since 2006 by Hijos de Rivera (Estrella Galicia group), Ponte da Boga is part of the new group of wineries that are recovering the vineyards, rediscovering autochthonous grape varieties and applying new elaboration formulas in the beautiful and rugged Galician Ribeira Sacra Designation of Origin. Its origins go back to 1989, when a family of the municipality had the vision of creating a large vineyard whose plots were even closed to mode of a Burgundian clos. The production was abandoned in the seventies and resumed with new owners at the end of the nineties (although the project did not materialize until the arrival of the brewing company). With more than 20 hectares owned, however, they work with grapes from different places of the denomination under the oenological advice of the Frenchman Dominique Roujou. The philosophy is based on the defense of a “heroic winegrower” given the difficulties of working the vineyard on steep slopes. The best possible integration in the environment is sought by betting on small terraces of one or two rows of vineyards that do not alter the original orography of the landscape. There is also a clear vocation for local varieties beyond the majority grape, the Mencía, and for the production of white wines. In the elaboration, aging is carried out in stainless steel tanks, both in white and red wines, and the coupage between the latter and aged parts in barrel is usual.