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Ribeiro Tinto 2019 – Alter

Full Body Red

This bright and enticing wine opens with intense aromas of red fruit on the nose. It has a fantastic, crunchy redcurrant fruit profile on the palate supported by elegant silky tannins. A delicious example of Spain’s indigenous, Atlantic red varieties.

Availability: 36 in stock


Availability: 36 in stock

Characteristics & Details


Grape Variety

Brancellao, Sousao





Wine Region

Sub Region

About this wine

The grapes to produce the Ribeiro Tinto Alter were selected in the vineyard and handpicked in October before being transported to the winery in plastic bins. On arrival at winery, they were gently crushed and deposited in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Maceration on the skins took place for around 10 days at 25ºC.

Alter’s estate is located in the Ribeiro DO. At 80km from the Atlantic Ocean, the estate benefits from a perfect mesoclimate with a good diurnal range particularly during the growing season. Here warm days are tempered by cool nights and mountain breezes. This ensures the fruit is able to fully ripen while retaining fresh acidity. Alter own 26 hectares of vineyards The sites are divided into 168 smaller plots and planted with native varieties. Less than one hectare of the estate is dedicated to black grape varieties. The Brancellao and Sousón vines used to make this wine are 10 years old and planted on decomposed granite soils with sand and clay. All harvesting is done by hand, plot by plot at the perfect moment to ensure optimum level of intensity and freshness.

Alter was founded by José Pérez Pousa on the banks of the Miño river in 2014, with the wish to preserve the tradition of their native land, where wine has been produced since the 2nd century BC. Alter has 24 hectares of its own vineyards, which are on average 15 to 30 years old and are planted on decomposed granite, with sand and clay. 90% of the production is from the native white varieties Treixadura, Godello and Loureira, with the rest from the native red varieties Brancellao and Sousón. The climate in Ribeiro is influenced by the Atlantic but also sheltered by the mountains. The region benefits from warm days and cool nights during the growing season, which allows the grapes to ripen fully while retaining their signature fresh acidity.


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