Keep it natural, baby.
Portela do Vento Blanco comes from several parcels of native white varieties
primarily from the Amandi (south-facing young vines) as well as Val do Bibei (north &
northeast-facing old vines) subzones. The grapes were harvested by hand in late
September due to a warm and humid summer. The fruit was destemmed into used
chestnut barrels and amphora for wild yeast fermentation with 5 days of skin
maceration. The wine was then raised for 11 months in the same vessels and bottled
without fining or filtration. This is a “mountain white” showing bright orchard fruit,
savory minerality and refreshing acidity. Pair it with grilled fish and poultry, paella and
Laura Lorenzo was the winemaker and viticulturist at an established Ribeira Sacra
estate for close to a decade. In 2014, she struck out on her own with her project Daterra
Viticultores, and now works about 4.5 hectares organically in the Val do Bibei-Quiroga
subzone of Ribeira Sacra, and with this wine she extends her reach into Valdeorras to the
southeast with the 2015 vintage. 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 the grapes speak
for themselves - fermenting with wild yeasts, utilizing older wooden casks for
fermentation and elevage, and adding only small amounts of SO2 during the winemaking
process, with no clarification, filtration, or adjustments to the wines.
Katie and Denny,
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