The Ladera Sagrada Winery, founded in 1920, is located in Valdeorras in far northwestern Spain. Jose
Sotos is the principal owner and winemaker. Albino Fernandez is the vineyard manager and assistant
winemaker. With 62 acres, Ladera Sagrada is the largest vineyard owner in the region, all of it estate
owned. At 1,749 feet the vines are planted on soil composed of slate and granite topsoil with thin clay
subsoil. 90% of the vines are 25 plus years old and the vineyards are planted to two varietals, Godello and
Mencia. Some Godello vines are over 40 years old, the oldest in Valdeorras. The high altitude and the
cool temperatures provide a long ripening period, which results in more aromatics, more minerality and
fresher wines. The success of the wines is the combination of different soil profiles and microclimates.
|A medium-bodied white that presents vibrant notes of mineral, slate, white peach, lime and melon. Nicely textured, it features crisp frit notes on the long finish.
|Wine maker notes
|Founded in 1920, Ladera Sagrada is located in northwestern Spain in Valdeorras. At 62 acres, Ladera Sagrada is the largest estate in the region, with vineyards planted at 1,749 feet to slate and granite topsoils over thin clay. 90% of the Godello and Mencia vines are 25+ years old, of which a portion of Godello vines are 40+ years old and the oldest in Valdeorras. The high altitude and the cool temperatures provide a long ripening period, resulting in a highly aromatic, fresh expression with strong mineral undertones. Jose Sotos is the principal owner and winemaker who is assisted by Albino Fernandez, vineyard manager and assistant winemaker.
|Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, no malolactic.