Alfredo Maestro, Lovamor 2020Regular price $33.00 Save $-33.00
Alfredo Maestro’s family came to Peñafiel from the Basque Country. Having grown up amongst the vines, he had a great interest in wine and started making his own from an early age. From the beginning, he farmed organically, yet in the cellar he worked literally by the book, teaching himself enology from a textbook, using all the tricks to make a “correct” wine of Ribera del Duero. He would use cultured yeasts, tannins, color enhancers, etc. It took some time, but Alfredo eventually had a revelation—as an organic farmer, why would he use chemicals to adjust the finished wine? It made the most sense for his cellar work to match the integrity which he used in the vineyard—so he did just that. He began eliminating unnecessary products and additives. By 2003 he was making wine without additives whatsoever, including sulfur.
Lovamor is made from 60-170 year old Albillo vines in Ribera del Duero. The elevation here is 700-1000 meters. The Albillo variety undergoes around 7 days of skin contact to fulfill its orange wine quality. It is fermented in a mix of stainless and large chestnut foudres and bottled with no added sulfites. This is a wine with depth, texture, and hefty minerality.