Club Wines: June 2016

by jill on July 7, 2016

Gastronomist – Luis Rodriguez of Ribeiro

Luis Rodriguez started making wine in Ribeiro in 1988. He chooses to work with only native grape varieties and is slowly changing Ribeiro’s reputation for bulk wine production. His wines are humbly low-intervention and made for the table.

2014 ‘Os Pasas’ – Mostly Treixadura with Lado, Albarino and Torrontes. It’s fresh with beautiful structure and a distinctive minerality.

2014 ‘Eidos Ermos’ – This blend is made up of old-vine Caino, Broncellao, Souson and Ferrol. All the grapes come from Luis’s hometown of Arnoia, where the soils are steep and granitic. It’s deeply fruity with a light, silky quality.

Naturalist – Laura Lorenzo of Ribeira Sacra

Laura Lorenzo, current winemaker at Dominio do Bibei, uses biodynamic principles to acheive the purest expression of her region’s mountain fruit.

2014 ‘Gavela de Vila’ – Pure, fresh juice made from the Palomino grape variety.

2014 ‘Azos de Vila’ – This red blend is comprised of Mouraton, Merenzao, Gran Negro, Mencia and Garnacha Tintorera. Complex and earthy and built for ageing.

 

 

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