Bodegas La Senda 'Vindemiatrix' co-ferment, Bierzo, Spain 2021
Diego Losada is a Bierzo native who, after working at a couple bigger wineries, struck out on his own with his project La Senda (meaning “the path” or “the way”) in 2013. He works organically with just over 5 hectares of 60+ year old vineyards. The grapes Vindemiatrix are sourced from parcels of red and white grapes that are inter-planted, so Diego co-ferments the different native grape varieties, as was done in the past. The finished wine is bottled without fining or filtration, and only minimally-added SO2. This is pure Bierzo, refreshing and engaging, pair this lively red with grilled meats or served chilled by the pool on a hot summer day.
Pairing: Burgers, light pool side fare
Grapes: Mencia, Palomino, Doña Blanca
Viticulture: Organic, natural