Distributor: José Pastor Selections
Producer: DaTerra Viticultores
Grapes: Mencía and Alicante Bouschet
Geography: Galicia, Spain
Appellation: Ribeira Sacra
Portela do Vento comes from several parcels of Mencía (interplanted with other indigenous red varieties) primarily from the Amandi (south-facing young vines) as well as Val do Bibei (north & northeast-facing old vines) subzones. The grapes were harvested by hand in early September due to a warm and dry year. The Amandi fruit was destemmed into a used 4000L French oak foudre while the Bibei fruit kept their stems and went into used French oak 500L barrels for wild yeast fermentation with 15 days of skin maceration. The wine was then raised for 12 months in the same vessels, with 3 rackings, and bottled without fining or filtration.