Bouza do Rei, Spain
Bouza do Rei is one of the best value wineries in Galicia. Working as a small cooperative, five local vineyard owners pool their resources to make just 2 wines. Lagar de Bouza is fuller, rounder and uses more press wine to give fullness of flavour.
The vines are grown in vineyards, supported on granite posts made by hewers. This is done in order to separate the stocks from the ground, thus protecting them from humidity and excessive vegetation. Cultivation of the vines in vineyards also favours their exposure to the sun and facilitates wine harvesting tasks and maintenance
Grapes are picked in the cool early morning and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the floral nuances of the grape variety. The winery has a policy of using minimal intervention to ensure the wine represents it's terroir and reflects a true sense of place.