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.
These grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented with native yeasts on the skins for 4-5 months in tinajas (clay amphorae). Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no added SO2. Beautiful salty citrus and floral notes are highlighted with great texture and a refreshing minerality. This is a beautiful example of what skin contact wines can express when made by the right hands. Great to accompany any seafood dish or to enjoy on its own.