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A Seara is Nacho's first wine from the Val do Bibei in Ribeira Sacra, an area that shares many traits with his home area of Larouco. This is a field blend of many native grapes red and white. Like his other red wines, the grapes are hand- harvested, de-stemmed, and fermented in a mix of anfora and used barrels with a short maceration of 5 days. The wine sees a further few months of aging in neutral 500 liter barrels and is bottled without fining, filtration or added SO2.
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.
Denny & Katie
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