Cume do Avia 'Arraiano Tinto', Ribeiro, Spain 2020
Diego and his brother, Álvaro, grew up in Vigo, northwestern Spain’s largest metropolitan and industrial area. They left the bustling city life in their twenties, embarking on the courageous restoration project of vineyards in an ancient Galician ruin where their ancestors once lived. They planted thirteen different indigenous Galician varietals selected from ancient vines in the Ribeiro, with plans to plant many more. The grit and heart-filled determination of this tribe have led to a range of raw, honest, and inspiring red wines. Arraiano Tinto is mineral, elegant, and aromatic.
Pairing: Octopus, shrimp with garlic, poultry
Grapes: Caíño Longo, Brancellao, Sousón, and other local varieties
Soil: Granite, schist, and slate