Bierzo D.O.

Alejandro Luna is the owner of this moderately sized estate which was founded by his father, Bernardo in 1987. He came to work as director for the family winery in 2001. The philosophy of the winery is to produce wines based on quality of and respect for the land and the local grapes, Godello and Mencia.

70 hectares of vines are planted between 450 and 900 meters, on south facing slopes in calcareous clay and decomposed slate. Vines range in age from 20 years to 70 years for Mencia. No herbicides or pesticides are used on the vineyards.

Winemaking starts with all grapes being hand harvested into 18 kilo boxes. Careful cluster sorting, eliminating unsound bunches continues the push toward quality. All varietals are fermented separately with native yeasts prior to aging in oak barrels.

Bierzo Beckons
by Marguerite Thomas, June 13, 2017

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Bierzo D.O.
Cacabelos (all vineyards are in Villafranca del Bierzo)
Alejandro Luna
Alejandro Luna
Varieties Grown
Mencia, Godello
Hectares/Age of Vines
70 hectares / 15-80 years old
450-900 meters / calcareous, red clay and slate
Farming Methods
Organic methods (not certified)