Beyond wine making and managing an entire biodynamic farm, Ricardo Perez also hosts classes for the future generation on bread and cheese making, as well as other skills that are getting lost in the region. His focus on preserving and unifying the region's identity is bringing the appellation to the spot light more and more over the years. The area of Bierzo they are focused on is a small are around the village of Corullon, near the highest elevation of the appellation and with the oldest, most complex soils. If you like California Pinot Noir and are looking branch out, give this a try.
Soil: poor Schist, with clay topsoil
Pairing: Mushroom pizza, roasted bell peppers
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