Laura Lorenzo Casas de Enriba Tinto, a privilege to have Laura's wines in stock
Light to medium body, with dusty tannins, red cherry and overripe strawberry, rhubarb and allspice. The finish is delicate and refined. While the initial aromas and hit of acid from the first taste excite the palate, the finish cools and relaxes. -EL
“Daterra Viticultores owes its name to the many women and men who have spent the course of their lives on the Manzaneda mountainsides in the Bibei valley cultivating these vines, and who entrust Laura Lorenzo to carry on their culture.”
“We seek for the future through agriculture, which means years of work in the vineyard…our grapes give good information, and let us know where the wine wants to go."
Hailing from Allariz in the province of Ourense, Laura remembers always loving wine as a kid. So much so that she decided, at the tender age of 16, to become a winemaker and enroll in the local enology school. Upon graduation, she worked at the nearby Adega Cachín, and then overseas with Eben Sadie in South Africa and Achaval Ferrer in Argentina. After her various apprenticeships, Laura took over the reins at Dominio do Bibei, a pioneering producer of fine wine in the Quiroga-Bibei subzone of Ribeira Sacra. Laura worked there for 10 years developing a style of winemaking that was fine-tuned to the hillsides of the region, specifically to the terruño around the village of Manzaneda. In 2014 Laura struck out on her own, and with the help of her chef/artist partner Alvaro Dominguez formed Daterra Viticultores.
Casas de Enriba comes from Laura's own two south-facing parcels of young Mencía on granite with a mix of gravel, clay, gneiss, quartz, etc. The grapes are hand-harvested 2 weeks earlier than her Bibei vineyards for added acidity, partially destemmed and fermented with wild yeasts in used 500L French oak barrels, with only 4 days of skin maceration. The wine is then raised in the same barrels for 10 months and bottled without fining or filtration.
“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