Ribeiro is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in Spain. Its wines had a great reputation in the Middle Ages, being even the first wines to set foot in America. With this Duo Set, we are introducing you, possibly, to two of the most magical artisans that are crafting wines in that area.
Jorge is the young man behind Bodegas L'Ombre. Here, he is farming three vineyards planted with 70 to 110 years old vines of Treixadura. His traditional old winery was built underground in the XV century, with big granite walls that keep a constant cool temperature. Vinification is made naturally, spontaneous and slow fermentation with native yeast; resulting in elegant, rounded, mineral, and complex wines. All the wines develop “flor” naturally due to the humidity and temperature of the winery.
At the winery, this Treixadura from 2018 undertakes skin maceration for 4 days. Fermentation is very slow, taking around 30 days. The wine it’s left to age on its lees under a very thick flor for 7 months with no bâtonnage. Limited production of 6000 bottles. Very subtle and elegant. Direct & precise winemaking.
In the 400 years old traditional winery, which is built-in granite and buried underground, the must ferments spontaneously into small old French barrels, where it ages for a couple of years until it's ready to rest for an additional year in bottle before being released to the market.
As expected from a Galician red, this wine is very fresh, with great linear acidity, and filled with a beautiful rustic character where the forest fruits and forest nuances (fern, eucalyptus, chestnut skins, fennel fronds, and wet soil) will seduce you forever. Good concentration in this 2015 with a lot of potential to hang around in your cellar for 5+ more years!
Sousón is a grape very difficult to be tamed as it gives a lot of color, tannin, and acidity; when those components are balanced, the result is incredibly unique.
Discover L'Ombre Duo Set
A set of 2 bottles:
Treixadura, Bodegas L'Ombre, Ribeiro, 2018
Bodega L'Ombre, Simone, Sousón, Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain, 2015
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