The veritable new kids on the block, Bodegas
da Forlong have only been selling their wines since 2014 and are
shaking up the staid world around Jerez.
The only organically certified operation in the area they
cultivate tiny parcels of Palomino, Pedro Ximinez and Tintilla
Rota. Mixing it up with some Merlot and Syrah they are creating
something fresh and vibrant from this most traditional of regions
and it is immediately noticeable as soon as you see the quirky
labels that the wines are anything but boring.
They employ biodynamic, natural and sustainable methods to
manage the albariza rich soils and vines in the vineyards,
including using the cuttings from pruning as fertiliser and the use
of ground cover crops to re-introduce nitrogen back into the soil
and to stress the vines to compete for nutrients. This also
provides a suitable habitat for insects that will manage the
harmful pests in the vineyard.
- Indigenous varieties
- Organically certified
- Biodynamic approach
- Natural winemaking