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Viña Ventureira

Viña Ventureira is a small family run estate run by the couple Isabel and Vicente Rodriguez which started in 2003. It is composed of 20 parcels summing up to 3ha of vines. The age of the vines is between 20 and 40 years old

This is the region of the Albariño par excellence where it exhibits citrusy and white peach aromas. The particularity of Viña Ventureira is the broad texture it offers in the palate due to the microclimate of Sanxenxo.

The berries are the most important and are periodically checked at the time of the harvest. Picking takes place by hand in small crates. We ensure that only healthy berries are selected to impart in our wine.

Viña Ventureira is located in Galicia within the sub-zone of Val do Salnès by the village of Sanxenxo known for its micro-climate being reputed to be the driest and warmest part of Galicia.

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Ponte da Boga

Ponte da Boga is a winery located in the region of

La Ribeira Sacra,tambien llamado cañon del Sil...

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Ponte da Boga is one of the recent winery in the DO Ribeira Sacra that is working towards the greatest atlantic wines in Spain. The team is led by the talented and much awarded Dominique Roujou de Boubée. This is the first vintage that Ponte da Boga is exporting. The style is above all elegant and fragrant. Ponte da Boga Mencia is un-oaked and originated from the districts of Abeleda, Amandi, Ferreira de Pantón and Quiroga predominantly on schistous soils.

Ribeira Sacra.

Rafael Palacios

Rafael Palacios began his new wine project in Valdeorras in 2004, purchasing old Godello vineyards from old local growers. Godello is the indigenous white grape variety of the Valdeorras region. Rafael’s previous experience as a consultant in the region had motivated him to buy and restore old vineyards in the unique Bibei Valley, in the municipality of O Bolo.

The very rigid topography and low fertility of the soil had led to the almost complete abandonment of the terraced vineyards in this tiny but historically important county, and the predominance of small plot vineyards was the result of inheritances drawn by lot, often out of a hat, called “Sorte” in Galician. This old tradition became the inspiration for the name of Rafael Palacios’s top wine “As Sortes”.

The vineyards are located in the western part of the Valdeorras region, on the right bank of the Bibei River at altitudes between 600 and 720 meters. The sandy soils are very distinct, and were developed through the degradation of the granite substratum. The result is a low-fertile, acidic soil prone to erosion.

The 21 hectares of vineyards currently owned by the winery consist of twenty six different parcels, all of them planted with the native white Godello grape, the vines between 6 and 90 years old.

Since the vines are cultivated on terraced slopes supported by fragile granite walls, the work in the vineyard requires the use of specially adapted light-weight machinery. At the same time, Rafael Palacios wishes to avoid any use of herbicides, meaning he has no other choice than to go back to the traditional viticultural methods once used in the region. In doing so, he is respecting the structure of the historical landscape in the Bibei Valley.

Rafael Palacios personally controls every step of the wine-making process, driven by a high respect for the unique character of the land he works on and the desire to achieve the purest expression of terroir in his wines.

Winemaker: Rafael Palacios & Cecilia Fernández
Viticulturists: Rafael Palacios & Manuel Blanco
Foundation of the Bodega: June, 2004

Name of the wine: Louro do Bolo
Vintage: 2009
Quality of the cru: Excellent
Market release: March, 2010

Origin: From our own vineyards and from controlled local
wine growers
Municipality: O Bolo
Area: Valle del Bibei (D.O. Valdeorras)
Soils: Heavy sands originating from degraded granite
Topography: Terraces and lightly sloped hill sides
Orientation: South-east tot south-west, depending on the slope
Altitude: 600 metres minimum
Climate: Continental but with Atlantic influences

Grape varieties: 92% Godello, 8% Treixadura
Vine age: 14-21 years
Pruning: Cordon de Royat and Gobelet (“en vaso”)
Cultivation: With light machines adapted to the delicate structure
of the terraces
Irrigation: Dry-farmed, no irrigation
Yield: 35 hl/ha
Harvest: Selection by parcel and by orientation
Date of harvest: September 23 – October 12

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in French oak foudres (3.000
liters) from Normandy forests
Maturation: 5 months in foudres

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Bodegas Landaluce

Bodegas Landaluce is located in Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa. Away from the macro-intensive viticulture of the Rioja Baja GoyoL. Landaluce is a family of vinegrowers tipically starting by producing a vino joven. Over the years they acquired parcels of old vines and hired others that were left out as many older growers no longer could work their vineyards.

Today they own 15 ha and control another 15ha of old vines.


Landaluce and Fincas de Landaluce are made from vines between 10 and 40 years old, Elle de Landaluce from 60 years old + vineyards and Capricho de Landaluce on over 80 years old vineyards.

Landaluce in the international press:

STEPHEN TANZER´S International Wine Cellar: CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2005 (92 points)

Saturated ruby. Sexy red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by cola, underbrush and incense. Fleshy and

deeply concentrated, offering precise raspberry, blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors, plus a suave undercurrent of

vanilla. The oak is completely absorbed by the sweet fruit on the clean, spicy, long finish. I’d like to see this with a few

years of age but it would be no crime to drink it now, with a little air.


Landaluce, located in Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa, was founded in 2000. The Landaluce family farms 30 hectares of

vines, predominantly Tempranillo. The 2005 Carpricho de Landaluce was sourced from 80+-year-old Tempranillo

vines and fermented and aged for 18 months in 500-liter French oak before bottling without filtration. Purple-colored,

it offers up an expressive bouquet of wood smoke, earth notes, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. On the palate

it has layers of ripe black fruit, excellent depth and grip, enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years, and a lengthy finish.

It will profit from several additional years of cellaring and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.

Landaluce national press:

PROENSA Guide 2008: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2005 (85 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2005 (96 points)

PROENSA Guide 2009: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2006 (89 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2006 (93 points)

PROENSA Guide 2010: CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2006 (96 points)

VIANDAR Guide 2008: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2005 (89 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2005 (96 points)

VIANDAR Guide 2009: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2006 (89 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2006 (96 points)