The rose, produced with a small, high quality Salnes producer, is pioneering this type of wine in Rias Baixas – as yet, it’s not even in the DO. Rose was a specialty for us when at Poujol and we have applied our experience from there in this project. 2017 was only the first vintage, and as with all pioneering projects, there is a learning curve involved, but we think that Rias Baixas has great potential for rose.
Our aim with both wines is too produce wines with great purity, meaning both in their expression of the fruit of their origin (Salnes) and of the wine itself. Although we have produced wines that could be classified as Natural Wines between 2000 & 2005, we’re more interested in the process and minimalizing chemical inputs rather than a dogmatic elimination of modern enological products. This attitude has led us to favour reductive winemaking techniques, but to ferment and age in porous vessels to avoid reduction in the finished wine. Such vessels help to naturally stabilize a wine reducing the need for manipulation when preparing the wine for bottle. We are also able to bottle with lower levels of SO2.