La Perdida “The Lost Wines” is the name given by winemaker Nacho Gonzalez referring to his very natural approach in the vineyards he farms in Valdeorras/Galicia. A biologist by training, he turned to winemaking when his grandmother bestowed upon him a vineyard site named “O Trancado.” Nacho brought it back to life from total neglect, through good farming practices and a desire to save the old vines rather than rip them up and replant. Nacho works out of a tiny cellar in the town of Larouco that he rents from friends. He produces only about 300 cases annually, a number he is happy with, as it allows him to remain in touch with both his vineyards and his wines.
From winemaker, Nacho Gonzalez comes his Malas Uvas or "bad grapes" since both varieties are not allowed in the Valdeorras D.O. Hand-harvested, destemmed, foot trodden and aged in stainless and tinajas with eight-day skin maceration. Great texture, good minerality, and with wonderful floral notes highlight why what Nacho is doing is so special.
Pair with seafood and roasted vegetables.