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In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez, along with a third oenologist, created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. The name was a declaration of intent: it made it clear that the company would be producing more wines in the future and contained a homage to La Granja, the famous glassworks, a centre of outstanding Spanish craftwork that has all but...
Colour: Light straw. Refreshingly bitter wine, showing lime and lemon zest qualities and a hint of quinine.
Aromas: Bright citrus and green apple aromas are underpinned by energetic minerality.
Flavours: Finishes with a deeper chamomile flavor and good persistence.
Town: Larouco y Santa Cruz (Ourense)
Place: O Val Grande, O Rasedo, A Torgueira, O Valverde
Grape variety: 100% Godello
Pruning: 80% vineyard trellis, 20% bush vine
Soil: Placed about 550 m of altitude. Shallow soils, with terraces due to steep slopes, versant to south, west and northwest, stony, acid and coarse textured. Developed from granodiorites (granites). Low fertility and low water retention capacity
Viticulture: Own grapes and traditional suppliers
Harvest: Selection in vineyard. 100% hand picking.
Fermentation: Native and selected yeast
Our project in Valdeorras is acquiring a very clear personality and because of this we've decided to change the wine label. The two new labels are based on the iconic bridges found within the Santa Cruz region. We have now had the second harvest of the Mencia grapes and they are a total revelation. We are convinced that over time this will become one of the most original red wines of northern Spain.