Diego Losada Bodegas La Senda Un Rose de Blancs
Regular price $29.00
Winemaker: Diego Losada
Region: Bierzo, Spain
Grape Varietals: Palomino, Doña Blanca
Much as the name suggests, Diego’s first ever “rosé” is made from solely white grapes. This is white happens when you throw a white wine in an old Mencia barrel. The aromatics and lushness of a La Senda white, with peppery hedgerow notes from the touch of Mencia.
No added sulphur.
Diego Losada is a Bierzo native who, after working at a couple bigger wineries, struck out on his own with his project La Senda (meaning “the path” or “the way”) in 2013. He works organically with just over 5 hectares of 60+ year old vineyards at elevations of over 600 feet, about 15 parcels in total. He looks for bush vine vineyards that are not easily accessible by road and planted on either clay-calcareous or slate soils since they are less likely to be exposed to chemical treatments. He aggressively green harvests to attain yields of 1.5 kg/vine. In the winery, Diego works with a mix of unlined concrete vats and older oak & chestnut casks and foudre with no pumps, battonage or SO2 additions, producing some of the most revolutionary Bierzo wines that we have encountered.
The Bierzo appellation is at the northwest corner of Castilla y León, bordering Galicia. The rolling hills are full of abandoned gold, iron and magnesium mines from the centuries past. Diego feels that these trace minerals in the soils of the vineyards give the wines added personality, and the surrounding orchards and underlying grasses, nettles and horse bane provide the natural balance he seeks.