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Dominio do Bibei "Lalama" Ribeira Sacra, 2015

$28.00
Dominio do Bibei "Lalama" Ribeira Sacra, 2015

Dominio do Bibei "Lalama" Ribeira Sacra, 2015

$28.00
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Dominio do Bibei is located in the Quiroga-Bibei subzone of the Ribeira Sacra D.O. Like all Ribeira Sacra sub-zones, this area is one of spectacular mountain ranges and flowing rivers, but it is drier and harsher than the other sub-zones. Javier Domínguez is the
author of this crazy adventure to recapture a once grand vineyard. Javier’s vision of austerity and respect for the history is reflected in the winery and its simple design. Gravity rules. There are no stainless
steel tanks; wood or cement are the vehicles of choice and they come in all different sizes. The idea is to return to the past to rediscover what was once here, so the estate follows many of the ideas of biodynamic
viticulture to obtain the purest expression of this terruño.
Planted on these terraces are old vines of Mencía, Garnacha, Brancellao and Mouratón. New plots are being planted using cuttings from these old vines so as to maintain clonal diversity in the vineyard. The sites vary greatly based on the orientation of the
plots and the soil types. Because this is a transition zone which touches Valdeorras, soils of slate, granite and clay are interspersed among the hillsides.

Grapes: 90% Mencia, 10% bend of Brancellao,
Mouraton, Souson, and Garnacha
Vine age: 15 - 100 years
Soil: Slate, clay, and granite
Farming: Ancestral
Vinification: This Mencía-based wine is fermented
in a combination of 500L open barrels
and foudres with indigenous yeats. The
wine is then aged on the lees for 13 months
in old French Barrels and 7 months in 45HL
French Oak Tank. 16 months in bottle before
release.