Meu means “mine” in Galician after how Nacho feels about the wine, a wine for his friends who are like brothers and sisters. New wine in 2019, from a chalk hillside. Same grapes as Nacho’s other new wine in 2019, A Seara, but different, precocious soils, the first to be picked. The harvest is de-stemmed by hand and grapes are macerated on their skins for 5 days before being very gently pressed and the wine moved to inox. There the wines stay, without moving, on fine lees, until bottling un-filtered, and without any added sulfites during the whole process.
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.
Katie and Denny
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