Iria Otero "A Seara Castes Brancas" Blanco 2020
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Direct Press Selection | February 2022
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This comes from a polycultural field planted with a mixture of grapes as well as grains. It’s owned cooperatively by the small village nearby and farmed with organic and Biodynamic practices. Winemaker Iria Otero Mazoy has a PhD in pharmacy and came to Ribiero after visiting the area’s natural springs to help treat her eczema. She liked the area so much, she left behind her career in pharmacy to make wine.
The A Seara Brancas is a field blend of Treixadura, Godello, Loureira, and Torrentes. She uses concrete for fermentation, typical for the area, with just a small sulfur addition at bottling. Soft fruity notes mixed with apple, gingersnap, graham cracker, and salt. There’s just a little funk and some cooling eucalyptus on the finish. It’s complex and unique but still friendly and easy to drink. [Jonathan Kemp, February 2022]