“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. There is a sweet story about the name too – ‘Milú’ or ‘my Lucas’ is the pet name for his son.
Grape: Tempranillo 100%
Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Farming: Organic, 70 year old bush trained vines, hand harvested, dry farmed
Winery: Foot pressed, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast in neutral oak for 11 months, unfined/unfiltered, minimal SO2