Lomba dos Ares
Lomba dos Ares is Curro & Jesus’ village wine from their oldest and steepest vineyards on the west bank of the Bibei – the river that separates Ribeira Sacra from Valdeorras. Averaging about 70 years old, these sites offer a patchwork of indigenous varieties, with Mencia comprising the largest share and varying amounts of Bastardo, Caiño Tinto, Negreda, Garnacha Tintorera, Aramón, etc., (the wine is comprised of most of the grapes mentioned here). Fruit is hand harvested, left whole cluster and are cofermented with natural yeasts in tank. Long, gentle maceration with pigeage for 40-60 days and aged 10 months in a 32HL oak foudre along with a few neutral 300-500L French oak barrels.