Certified Origin Valdeorras

Certified Origin Valdeorras, in Spanish “Denominación de Origen “(D.O.) located on the banks of the river Sil in the south of the province of Ourense in the Community of Galicia.

Valdeorras, whose name means “Valley of Gold”, may have been the first grape growing and wine producing region in Galicia.

Certified Origin Valdeorras, the vineyards

The vineyards of the Valdeorras DO are on the banks of the river Sil, which flows westwards from Castile and León to the province of Ourense. In general, the landscape is flat or gently rolling.

As most of the vineyards are on the river Sil valley floor, the soils are alluvial and quite fertile, with good moisture retaining properties.

Grapes varieties

The recommended white grapes are Godello, Loureira, Treixadura, Dona Branca, Albariño, Torrontes and Lado.

The recommended red grapes are Mencía, Tempranillo, Brancellao, Merenzao, Sousón, Caíño Tinto, Espadeiro and Ferrón.

The variety Godello, the grape of Valdeorras

Within which it is very difficult to identify the true origin of a variety of grapes, many evidence suggests that the Godello grape variety originated in the Valdeorras region, from where it started, thanks to man, to conquer other wine-growing areas.

The wines made by this variety have an acidity and a high alcohol content, but balanced. To the taste it is usually soft, something friendly and a final bitterness.

White Wines

  • VALDEORRAS GODELLO: whit 100% Godello.
  • VALDEORRAS NOBLE GRAPE VARIETIES: with a minimum of 85% of preferential varieties.
  • VALDEORRAS WHITE: from the preferential or authorised white varieties.

Red Wines

  • VALDEORRAS MENCÍA: with 85% Mencía.
  • VALDEORRAS NOBLE GRAPE VARIETIES: with a minimum of 85% of preferential red varieties.
  • VALDEORRAS RED: from the preferential or authorised red varieties.

Last harvests ratings of the Valdeorras D.O. granted by its Regulatory Council are the following:

2008 Very Good 2009 Very Good 2010 Good
2011 Very Good 2012 Very Good 2013 Very Good
2014 Excellent 2015 Very Good 2016 Very Good
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