Quinta Milú wine producer
The ‘micro-winery’ tag is apt; Quinta Milú is a one-man show. Germán R. Blanco is the man, helped out occasionally by his young family. The winery is named for his baby boy, Lucas, whose nickname is “Mi Lu” or Milú.
A fervent believer in minimal-intervention, natural winemaking, all Germán’s vineyards are farmed organically and worked by hand. This being Ribero del Duero, they’re all planted to Tempranillo (called Tinto del Pais locally). In these unirrigated, high-altitude vineyards (around 900 metres up), most of the vines are over 50 years old and some over a century.
Despite the small size of his operation, Germán produces five different wines, all unfined, unfiltered and with only only minimal use of SO
just before bottling. He also has two side-projects in Bierzo, San Estaban and Casa Aurora, the latter from vineyards that belonged to his grandmother.
His latest venture, La Bicicleta Voladora, is in Rioja where he has partnered with Navarran winemaker and old friend Javier Colio. 2015 is their first vintage.
Decanting Club wines made by: Quinta Milú
From Rioja, Spain
Quinta Milú, La Bicicleta Voladora
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