Prior de Pantón

I passed through Ribeira Sacra a good fifteen years ago, and was captivated by the beautiful vineyards perched high above the Miño River and the ethereal perfume of the Mencia grape in my glass, so I was thrilled to be back again last May. My host was Rubén Moure, who works with small plots of old vines, using cool fermentations to extract maximum fruit from both white grapes and Mencia.  He inherited vineyards from his grandfather, but has only had the winery in Pantón since 2008. Look for great things from him in the future!

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