La Perdida Malas Uvas Blanco 2021

Type: Orange Wine
Country: Spain
Region: Galicia, Valdeorras
Grape Variety: 80% Palomino, 20% Doña Blanca
Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly

Climate: Atlantic, cold in winter, hot in summer, likelihood of fog and humid conditions all year
Terroir: Vines planted around 1940 on a soilbed of granite with southern exposure at an altitude of 500 – 600m above sea level.
Ageing: Hand-harvested, fermented with native yeast in tinajas on the skins for one week. The wine, with lees, ages for 5 months over the winter

Color: Yellow-green robe
Nose: Pretty aromas of white flowers, orchard fruit, apricot skin and straw
Palate: Nice tension with a taut attack giving way to ripe stone fruit and pear skin flavours with a fine-grained salty character on the finish

About the Winery:
The name La Perdida translates to ‘the lost’ and is a reference to the fact these wines are all from vineyards that were all at one stage abandoned and left to be ‘found’ by Nacho. Winemaker-owner Nacho Gonzalez started his work life as a Biologist, but it wasn’t until he inherited a small, abandoned vineyard (‘O Trancado’) from his grandmother in 2012 that he sparked an interest in winemaking. He applied his scientific and research background to viticulture and first set out to revitalise his family’s vineyard (which had been planted in 1940).

Nacho does what he does with total skill and finesse. His 28, once-abandoned vineyards are dotted all around Valdeorras (Galicia, NW Spain), they are all farmed organically and as mentioned, manually too. By virtue of slope & accessibility, all of his wines are hand-harvested and in the winery, Nacho works with amphora from renowned 5th generation tinaja producer Juan Padilla, along with a few aged French oak barriques for further ageing. All of his wines are wild-fermented, unadjusted, unfiltered, unfined and made without any additions at all.