It is a region located in the southwest of Galicia, bordering the lands of Bierzo, in the province of León, characterized by a deep valley, carved on slate, in a tectonic depression on which flows the Sil River.
The mountains that frame it, propitiate a microclimate of Mediterranean-continental character with cold winters and hot summers, being its rainfall the smallest in the region, with 800 mm annually.
Its wet brown lands, rich in organic matter, slate, with a higher proportion of silica and limestone than in the rest of Galicia are favorable for the cultivation of the vine.
Climate and soil have generated the wine tradition and culture of the region, crystallized in its own Denomination of Origin, which highlights two varieties of grapes, godello (white) and mencía (red), which are the basis of the quality wine production in the area.
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