About The Producer
Pago de los Abuelos is the personal project of renowned winemaker Nacho Alverez. With a deep love for the land that he inherited from his grandparents, Nacho is committed to preserving the work of his ancestors - his superheroes “les abuelos.” The 6-hectare estate, based in Spain’s Bierzo’s wine region, is planted to the indigenous varietals Estaladiña, Godello, Grencache, Mencia, and Palomino. Nacho’s grandparents, Floripes and Guillermo, first planted the Barreiros vineyard in 1890. In 2015 Nacho took over the vineyard. It took him two years to restore the vineyards by terracing the land, as well as pruning and replanting some of the original Godello and Mencia vines. Nacho’s first vintage from this property was 2018.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:
This Godello comes from the Coroa vineyard that was planted in 1910 by Nacho’s ancestors Fina and Patricio. It is one of the largest single varietal vineyards of old-vine Godello in the region. With a southwest orientation, the vines sit in slate soils and take advantage of Atlantic climate with Mediterranean influences. Cultivated and harvested by hand, practicing dry farming with no irrigation. No pesticides or herbicides are used.
A refreshing Godello that comes from vineyards planted in 19010. The bright yellow color catches the eye. On the palette its light citrus and tropical fruit notes combine with a nice creamy mouthfeel. A strong minerality lines the finish. Start enjoying now, but will be good over the next 6 years.
All harvesting is complete by hand and collected in boxes of 18 kilos. The grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel. It is raised on the lees for 4 months and then bottled on the estate.