“What is truly difficult is to create a winery that is profitable and sustainable long term. The easy bit is pruning on a waning moon and treading the grapes with your feet.”
Owned and operated by Germán Blanco, Lively Wines encompasses three different properties spanning from Rioja, to Ribera del Duero and onto the hills of Bierzo. Their creed is to make living wines, representative of place, with minimal intervention and authenticity in all aspects. All the wines are organically farmed, utilize traditional fermentation, and are terroir driven in the truest sense of the word. For La Bicicleta Voladora, his dream was to make a red wine in Rioja without any oak, a wine that is easy to drink, in a loose style with fruity texture. We think he succeeded!
Grape: Tempranillo & Viura
Region: Rioja, Spain
Farming: Organic, sustainable
Winery: Fermented with wild yeast and aged in concrete egg (amphorae) 5-6 months, spontaneous fermentation, unfined/unfiltered