D. Ventura Pena do Lobo 2017
Region: Ribeira Sacra, Spain
About the Producer:
D. Ventura is a project by Ramón Losada and his family utilizing old family holdings in this ancient wine growing region. Working the land in this region can be difficult, and some areas are so steep that the grapes have to be brought in on a dumb waiter. All farming is done by hand, and Ramón has changed the farming techniques to incorporate a more natural approach. Winemaking here has also undergone a transition towards incorporating Organic practices. Only indigenous yeast is used to start fermentation. None of the wines are filtered or cold stabilized.
These 80 year-old vines capture the articulate, nuanced essence of Mencia. It's playful, sultry balance of meaty robustness and supple fruit makes it equally at home with spring roasts and grilled summer game.