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A MONARCH EXCLUSIVE
2018 Laura Lorenzo 'Portelo do Vento' Rosado
Rosé is the new Pinot Grigio, a wine of the moment who's popularity has lead to its detriment. As demand surged, production followed to meet it and as is usually the case, quality and authenticity plummeted.
The market now flush with a glut of characterless pink wine, it's an immense surprise to discover a rosé that has something to say. A voice that transmits the soil, air, and sunshine. This wine is just that, this wine is real! Not just a rosé-hued beverage, a shining light in a sea of darkness.
“No one has seen a woman like this in the vines of Galicia, and I’m not sure they’re ready for her.” – Alice Feiring
Laura works about 4.5 hectares organically in the Val do Bibei-Quiroga, a subzone of Ribeira Sacra on the cool Atlantic Coast of Spain. Laura describes her farming as “agro-ecology with minimal impact.” She works with techniques that nurture life in the soils, which have been decimated by years of industrial agriculture. All work is carried out manually, with some biodynamic preparations utilized.
In the winery, Laura is decidedly low tech and non-interventionist. She ferments with native yeasts and works with little sulfur. The wine is moved by gravity whenever possible, and the wines are not fined or filtered.
100% Mencía from vines located in the Amandi subzone, and bled off the red wine Laura uses to make the tinto. The fruit is partially de-stemmed and fermented with native yeast in used 500L French oak barrels with 6 hours of skin maceration. Then raised for 10 months in smaller barrels and bottled without fining or filtration.
A shimmering light pink color gives way to a delicate floral nose with tart raspberry and blood orange. The palate is vibrant, fresh and distinctly saline. A one-of-a-kind rosé.
I am proud to offer the only bottles of 2018 Laura Lorenzo 'Portelo do Vento' Rosado in South Carolina!
2018 Laura Lorenzo 'Portelo do Vento' Rosado - $35.99
*special newsletter price - $31.99
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