Losada Vinos de Finca wine producer

Losada Vinos de Finca
Founded in 2005, Losada Vinos de Finca is unusual among Bierzo bodegas in championing old-vine vineyards on clay soils, rather than the slate and granite espoused by the first wave of notable Bierzo producers.  They are also unusual in not buying in any grapes from other growers; all their wines are made entirely from their own vineyards.
 
They now have 34 separate plots, almost all old-vine, on a mixture of clay and slate soils. Terroir is all-important here: the winery prefers to craft its wines to reflect the vineyard characteristics rather than the type and length of maturation, so the usually all-important terms like crianza  and riserva  are relegated to the back label.
 
The company may be relatively young but its four founders have plenty of track record.  Head winemaker Amancio Fernández was born in the region and was the winemaker for noted Bierzo pioneer Dominio de Tares from 2000 until 2005.  Initially Losada operated out of rented premises but the success of their early wines enabled the construction of their own state-of-the-art gravity-fed winery, designed by modernist architect Jesus Manzanares, which was completed in 2010.
 
They produce four red Bierzos: La Bienquerida, from a single vineyard planted in 1906; Altos de Losada, from high-altitude clay vineyards around Valtuille de Arriba and Pieros, which sees new oak barrels; Losada itself, from a mixture of clay and slate vineyards, aged in old oak; and El Pajaro Rojo, an unoaked wine for early drinking, from clay soils.  There is also a rosado, 5 Rosas, from the youngest Mencía vines, and a white Godello.
 

Decanting Club wines made by: Losada Vinos de Finca

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