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Goyo Garcia Viadero, Joven de Vinas Vijas, 2020

Small Red Fruit, Juicy, Spicy

Farming

Organic

Producer

Goyo Garcia Viadero

Grape

Tempranillo

Wine Type

Red

Country

Spain

Region

Ribeira Del Duero DO, Castilla Y Leon

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

Goyo Garcia Viadero started to work at the family’s bodega aged fourteen and continued while studying agronomy at university. By the time he graduated he had already trialled additive-free winemaking, emulating the wines made by his grandfather and drunk with the elders. He bottled his first wine without sulphur and under his name in 1986 at 21 years old, coincidentally Pierre Overnoy eschewed the use of SO2 at the same period, so it’s no wonder the two became friends in later years. Following his studies, Goyo ran a 1000ha estate in La Mancha for years, producing olive oil, cheese and wine, he happily came back home in 2003 to buy and run his first fincas: Viñas de Arcilla, El Peruco and Valdeolmos, setting up today’s operations. Since then Goyo has been on a mission recovering old co-planted vines, around Roa and Aranda de Duero, strongly advocating for the traditional low density (2000 to 3000 vines/ha), low yielding (25 to 30hh) bush vines found in the prime terroirs of the ribera alta – the only area producing quality grapes in his eyes

The Joven is a great introduction to Goyo Garcia's unique style. From a single vineyard of 35 year-old vines at about 860 meters of elevation, the grapes for the Joven are hand-harvested, destemmed, and then fermented with indigenous yeasts in steel tank. There is no fining or filtration before bottling, and no added SO2.

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