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Malas Uvas is 100% Palomino from old vines throughout the vineyards that Nacho works in Valdeorras,. These ancient, low-yielding Palomino vines are hand-harvested separately from the rest of the vines and destemmed, wild yeast fermented in tinaja with about one week of skin maceration, then raised over winter on the lees in the same vessel for 5 months and bottled without fining, filtration or added SO2. Nacho named this wine “Malas Uvas” since these white grapes are not permitted under the Valdeorras D.O., showing his rebellious side yet again.
Nacho is a natural winegrower working 3 small, old-vine plots (1.5ha total) around the town of Larouco, located in the Valdeorras wine region (although Nacho chooses to work outside the DO, as his non‐interventionist approach and subsequent wines do not fit the more conventional Valdeorras offerings). The age of his vines range from 40 to 70 years old, with the oldest of his holdings coming from his grandmother. His approach to farming is to treat the vineyard as an ecosystem – allowing growth between the vines, the use of some biodynamic practices, and planting cover crops to help with disease pressure and pests. Fermentations are in clay vessels or open-top barrels with whole grape clusters, and elevage is in old French oak, with no racking or clarifying, and only a touch of sulfur added at bottling if needed. The resulting wines are pure, gripping, unadulterated expressions of old-vine Valdeorras terroir.
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