Grégory Pérez freely admits that you've got to have a few loose screws
to grow all your grapes in the highest and rockiest sites in Bierzo.
Crazy as the mission may seem, his efforts have paid off big time. The
Godello comes mostly from a stony Carracedo site as well as from some
sandy loam and clay/limestone plots in Valtuille and Villafranca del
Bierzo (at 500-plus metres elevation). The Doña Blanca hails from
similar sites, and also includes some older, gobelet material from the
slate soils of Espanillo. The vine age for these plots sits between 20
and 80 years, which is remarkable when you consider the price. The wine
ferments with wild yeasts and then raised on its fine lees in tank and
large cask for six months.