Ribera Sacra, Spain
Dominio do Bibei Lapola White
Regular price £29.00 Save £-29.00
Since his first vintage in 2001, Javier Dominguez’s Dominio do Bibei has been widely acknowledged as the driving force behind the emergence of quality wines in Spain’s historic Ribeira Sacra. His family bought land in the Bibei valley, Ribeira’s most easterly subregion, and today they own a 140 hectare estate, of which 45 hectares are planted to vines. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to revive the region and its indigenous vines, undertaking what is known locally as ‘heroic viticulture’. There are far easier places to make wine than in Ribeira Sacra. But Javier Dominguez, along with his consultant winemakers, Priorat’s Sara Pérez and René Barbier, are united in a common belief in this spectacular landscape, its ancient character and, most of all, its capacity to produce Spain’s most distinctive wines.
From the vertiginous vineyards of Ribeira Sacra in Galicia, this white is made from 80% Godello, 15% Albarino, and 5% Dona Blanca. There is a wonderful and surprising tension and minerality to this wine, with stony and smoky notes sitting alongside extremely pretty white peach and citrus fruit. Fans of white Burgundy have a rich seam to mine in quality Godello; showing a the same profile and adaptability (and even ageabilty) of quality Chardonnay, but with a definitive Spanish character and delightful individuality. Drink now - 2028