Guimaro ('Rebel' in the local Galician dialect) was founded in 1991 by Manolo and Carmen Rodriguez and is situated in the village of Sober in Ribeira Sacra's prime sub-zone of Amandi. Today the winery is run by Pedro Rodriguez who took over in the early 2000's. Over the ensuing years, Pedro came to embrace more traditional methods of wine making, while at the same time converting the estate to organic production, including using only wild yeasts during fermentation, treading grapes by foot and working with minimal sulphur. The resulting wines are now among the best in the appellation and highly sought-after. The Blanco is a blend of local grapes including Godello, Albarino and Treixadura and is unoaked.
A bright straw-yellow in the glass. On the nose, fragrant and mineral with notes of green apples, citrus zest and almonds. On the palate, dry and smooth with a forward acidity and further stone fruit flavours leading to a lingering, slightly saline finish. Good with grilled sardines, goat's cheese tart or Merluza a la Gallega (hake with chorizo & potaoes).