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A single south-facing parcel of 50-year-old vines planted on granitic, sandy soils at an elevation of 350-400 meters (lower on the slope, near the river Sil). The grapes were destemmed and partilly crushed, before fermenting in a used 4000L French oak foudre. The wine was then raised for 11 months in the same foudre and bottled in August 2020 wihout fining or filtration. The winter was cold and dry, followed by a warm and humid spring, and a hot dry summer. Overall a ripe, but very well-balanced vintage.
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.
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