La Senda "Vindemiatrix" Tinto 2022
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We’ve been following Diego Losada’s work for a little while and we’ve always loved the rustic charm of his wines. After studying organic chemistry at university, he turned to a more natural and intuitive approach for his own project, encouraging biodiversity in the vineyard and rigorously managing yields.
Vindemiatrix is the gateway into the fascinating world of La Senda, sourced from 7 old-vine parcels. In most of these vineyards, red and white grapes are inter-planted, so Diego co-ferments the different native grape varieties, as was done in the past. In this case, the blend is mostly Mencía with a splash of Palomino and Doña Blanca (10% each). The soils are mainly clay-calcareous, and the elevation is around 550 meters. Grapes are partially destemmed, macerated for a few weeks, then fermented and raised in unlined concrete tanks. The finished wine is bottled without fining or filtration, and only a small dose of SO2.
The resulting wine is light and shows its refreshing fruit with clarity and poise. A touch of smoke and earthy spice keeps it savory and layered.