50% Mencía 50% Brancellao from Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain; funky and natty but approachable; light bodied and dry, with red fruit, wild strawberries, crunchy earth, hints of tart red fruit, medium acid, and a fresh long finish. Light red or rosé, depending on your mindset! Org, Bio
For almost a decade, Laura Lorenzo was the winemaker and viticulturist at the venerable Dominio do Bibei. In 2014, she struck out on her own with her project, DaTerra Viticultores, and now works about 4.5 ha organically in the Val do Bibei‐Quiroga subzone of Ribeira Sacra. Through her meticulous work in the vineyard, Laura’s goal is to cultivate life in her soils that were once damaged by industrial viticulture, and to bring harmony to her vineyards and grapes. In the winery, Laura lets healthy grapes speak for themselves – fermenting with wild yeasts, utilizing older wooden casks and concrete vessels for fermentation and elevage, and using only small amounts of SO2 during the winemaking process, with no clarification, filtration, or adjustments in the wines.