Guimaro, Ribeira Sacra Camino Real Mencia 2017Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Variety: Mencía, Merenzao, Mouraton, Brancellao, Caiño Tinto, Sousón, and Alicante Bouschet
Pedro Rodriguez, the current generation at Guimaro is truly the rebel that the winery is named after. The almost vertical vineyards have forced him to become part winemaker, part mountain climber. Pedro took over the family estate known for making some of the best wine in the small town that was only sold and consumed at the local cantinas. Pedro has moved them into a new direction though, growing some of the best Mencia in the Ribera Sacra. He has converted the winery to much smaller crops, organic certification, and truly sustainable agriculture.
La Senda Bodegas y Vinedos, Bierzo Vindemiatrix Tinto 2020Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Mencía, Palomino, and Doña Blanca
Diego Losada came along and redefined what wine could be in an appellation that was known for quantity over quality. Having an interest in organic chemistry, he studied this in university with an application to winemaking. The realization occurred that a more philosophical approach to natural winegrowing would further benefit his aesthetic. Thus began “La Senda,” meaning the path or “the way” in Spanish, an ode to his mental winemaking journey. In Bierzo where Diego sources his vines is an important stop for those who traverse the Camino de Santiago, reiterating the concept of this path. He uses older, low yielding vineyards, mostly Mencia, encourages biodiversity among them, and prefers low intervention.
Vindemiatrix is an introduction to the rest of Diego Losada’s talent. Sourced from seven old vine parcels in Bierzo. It is mostly Mencia co-fermented with Palomino and Doña Blanca, both of which are white varieties. This is a true representation of Bierzo wine—light and engaging, and fruit forward with mineral intensity.