ABOUT THIS WINE
90% Tinto Fino, 10% Albillo. Finca Valdeolmos is a vineyard made up of two closely adjacent parcels. The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, co-fermented with wild yeasts in old foudre with light extraction, and then raised 16-18 months in very old barriques without racking. Bottling is without fining or filtration, and only a tiny addition of SO2 if needed.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Goyo Garcia Viadero, son of a prominent Ribera del Duero winemaking family, has been crafting iconoclastic naturally-made Ribera del Duero wines under his own name since 2008. With the help of his wife Diana, Goyo farms old head-pruned parcels, working them organically. The goal each year is to harvest the grapes for good acidity first, in contrast to many producers in the region who are looking for phenolic maturity above all. Each wine comes from a single vineyard with all grapes that grow in the vineyard (red and/or white) co-fermented, as was typical in the past. The results are some of the most revolutionary Ribera del Duero wines we have tasted! Goyo’s three Ribera del Duero vineyards are located around the town of Roa at the eastern end of the DO, and is known for having many old vine parcels at the highest elevations and with the best soils for quality wine production in the region. This is the only vineyard that Goyo works comprised of 100% red grapes, in this case Tinto Fino (Tempranillo).