Luis A. Rodriguez Vazquez, Os Pasas 2018Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Variety: Treixadura, Albariño, Lado, Torrontés
Luis A. Rodriguez Vazquez is a quiet soul, head down into his work since 1988 in the Ribeiro region of Galicia. Luis is a bit like his homeland of Ribeiro, flying under the radar. He doesn’t actually grow the region’s popular bulk wine varieties, but instead has decided to revive some of the region’s almost extinct varieties. To his advantage, Luis grew up in Galicia in the village of Arnoia; by deciding to center his vineyards there, he knew precisely where all the best plots of land were. Many of his 180 micro-plots were planted by Luis himself. He employs the lutte raisonée farming mentality, and uses minor amounts of sulphur in the cellar. His work is well respected across the Iberian Peninsula.
This is a wine named for Luis’ Uncle Martin, from who he took over his first vineyard. It's a blend of native white varieties from steep granite-based hillsides in the town of Arnoia. This is a fresh and vibrant white with minerality not unlike seashells. It ages in vats for 10-12 months, with about three months on the lees.