85% Mencia, 15% Souson - Among the world’s most ambitious yet intimate wine estates (to which one usually arrives by boat), Finca Míllara is the dream of Fernando de Santiago, who fell in love with the emerging, dramatic and nearly inaccessible Ribeira Sacra wine district, a historically significant wine region that had been virtually abandoned. In 2000, he began purchasing parcels in the uninhabited hamlet of A Míllara overlooking the Miño, eventually acquiring the entire township and its surrounding slopes from hundreds of proprietary descendants. Reclaiming and restructuring the vineyard terraces A Míllara itself, following strict guidelines to maintain original architecture, incorporated the modern winemaking and aging facility. This wine comes from old vine parcels outside of Ribeira Sacra DO. This section of vineyard sits at 1100 feet, with soil dominated by granite. Fermentation occurs with 100% destemmed fruit. Double selection table, the grapes are cooled before processing, three days of cold maceration, fermentation with native yeasts in small tanks at controlled temperatures, three daily delestages and malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Aged 6 months in tank and 4 months in French oak barrels.