This 30-hectare estate produces modern wines with beautiful definition and verve using traditional Galician grape varieties. The vineyards are steeply terraced at high altitude, up to 670 metres, and mostly farmed organically. There is little top soil here, with the old vines working hard to survive on the rocky terrain. Lalama is a blend of 90% Mencía, with the remaining 10% made up of Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera.
Incredibly elegant on the nose, this wine has bright red cherry aromas, soft plum, and an appealing savoury character with a hint of dill. Not disimilar to a Northern Rhone Syrah. Vibrant and refreshing, it has real depth and concentration with crunchy red fruit and earthy notes alongside fine, yet pert, tannins and a granitic minerality which lingers. It's great to see Mencia in the hands of experts. This is a style that will please fans of Burgundy or US Pinot immensly.
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