Daterra Viticultores Laura Lorenzo "Erea da Vila" 2017
Galician native Laura Lorenzo, ex-winemaker and viticulturist at Dominio de Bibei, is now owner/winemaker with her own small operation Daterra Viticultores since 2013. Comprised of 80-120 year old vines of mostly Godello, along with Doña Blanca and Colgadeira, planted in the Quiroga-Bibei subzone of Ribeira Sacra. 90% percent of the grapes were destemmed; the grapes were pressed and left on the skins to rest for a short time; the wine was then fermented in old barrels with wild yeasts, then raised for 6 months in older 225 liters barrels. This is rich and nuanced with lush texture, racy acidity, and notes of orchard fruits, herbs, and minerals. A delicious pairing with flaky fish, game, and poultry.