Keep it natural, baby.
Diego Losada is a Bierzo native who, after working at a couple bigger wineries, struck
out on his own with his project La Senda (meaning “the path” or “the way”) in 2013. He
works organically with just over 5 hectares of 60+ year old vineyards at elevations of over
600 feet, about 15 parcels in total. He looks for bush vine vineyards that are not easily
accessible by road and planted on either clay-calcareous or slate soils since they are less
likely to be exposed to chemical treatments. He aggressively green harvests to attain
yields of 1.5 kg/vine. In the winery, Diego works with a mix of unlined concrete vats and
older oak & chestnut casks and foudre with no pumps, battonage or SO2 additions,
producing some of the most revolutionary Bierzo wines that we have encountered.
The Bierzo appellation is at the northwest corner of Castilla y León, bordering Galicia.
The rolling hills are full of abandoned gold, iron and magnesium mines from the
centuries past. Diego feels that these trace minerals in the soils of the vineyards give the
wines added personality, and the surrounding orchards and underlying grasses, nettles
and horsebane provide the natural balance he seeks.
Katie and Denny,
We are your friendly, tiny, downtown wineshop and wine bar. We're here to share the most delicious selection of natural wines available in Louisiana with you.
Visit us to shop in person or order online and pick up in the shop.
210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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