Appearance: Straw white colour.
Bouquet: On the nose aromas of citrus, especially grapefruit.
Palate: On the palate it reminds of balsamic and smoky notes.
Sílice Viticultores is a winery created in 2013 by young entrepreneurs who seek to find their origins in the creation of their wines. His philosophy is to recover the vineyards of his ancestors and give them new life, making wines with the least possible intervention. Located in Sober (Lugo), in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, a beautiful area, candidate for World Heritage Site 2021 and an exponent of heroic viticulture, this winery is giving much to talk about beyond our borders, due to the high quality and originality of its wines that demonstrate their “sacred” character, despite being outside the Ribeira Sacra Designation of Origin. The family grows up in the Ribeira Sacra, although Silice Viticultores prefers to go it alone. Without the stamp of the designation, but with the stamp of the place of origin. His red wine Finca Lobeiras, one of the two plots that they bottle separately in Sober, received the Magnum for revelation wine in the latest edition of the Instituto Galego do Viño awards. “Our thing is to go back to our grandfather’s vineyards, to recover the traditional culture of wine from another point of view”, says Carlos Rodríguez. Together with his brother Juan Manuel and the winemaker Fredi Torres, he started this project. They were not the only ones who attended the Magnum gala. The winegrowers from whom they buy the grapes used for estate wines were also there. Among them Manuel Verao, owner of the rugged Lobeiras vineyard, from which the award-winning wine comes. “To him corresponds all the merit of the award, he is the one who works the vineyard”, says Fredi Torres. For this oenologist, also based in Priorat and Montsant, it is not enough to make great parcel wines. We must also pay attention to the wines that he defines as “thirsty”. «Basic Silice is very important to me. You don’t just have to make elite wines. We also have to worry about the simplest, which are the most difficult to do, “he says.