Origin: Miño river, Spain
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: 90% Mencía (indigenous red grape) 10% Merenzao
From the winemaker: "A blend of 70% Burato vineyard on the Miño river and 30% Caneiro vineyard, on the Sil river. Caneiro is planted to the indigenous red mencía grape, located in the Amandi sub-zone of Ribeira Sacra, which is revered as one of the best sites in the region. Viña Caneiro is a steep, 90-year-old, 1ha vineyard planted on schist soils known locally as losa, with stone walls and vines that plunge towards the Sil river in one of the most picturesque and famous spots in Ribeira Sacra. The river adds a sweet freshness to this plot, cooling it during the heat of the day, producing opulent Grand Cru-level wines reminiscent of Côte-Rôtie in France."
Spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. After a manual harvest in small boxes, the grapes are treated as simply and respectfully as possible. The grapes are completely destemmed and spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Bottled from the tank without fining or filtration and a very low addition of sulfur at bottling.
About the Winemaker
"D. Ventura is the soft-spoken Ramón Losada and his family, who farm 6ha of old vines to make small amounts of single-vineyard wine in one of the most remote wine regions in the world, Ribeira Sacra. Ramón is the picture of a humble farmer, with his full-time job as the village veterinarian consuming whatever time is left after tending to his vines. He even finds a little time to raise a rare heritage breed of Galician pig, from which he makes incredible sausages to keep the breed going. In 1999, he and his sister Belen refurbished the cellar in the ancient family farmhouse in Pantón and began bottling and selling their wines, which until then were for self-consumption." -De Maison
**DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, WE HAVE AN UPGRADED, INSULATED SHIPPING MATERIAL TO PREVENT DAMAGING THE WINE IN TRANSIT. THIS INCREASES SHIPPING TO $30/ BOX TEMPORARILY UNTIL THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN. **
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is NORMALLY18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!