Dominio do Bibei is making some of Spain's finest and most elegant wines. An ambitious project that is certainly paying off, Bibei follows the ideas of biodynamic viticulture to obtain the purest expression of the region's terroir. All harvesting is done by hand and only indigenous yeasts are used in fermentation. Wine is moved by gravity with the underground temperatures providing natural refrigeration. Stainless steel tanks are not welcome here, with wood or cement being the fermentation and storage vehicles of choice. The is a supple and spicy blend of 90% Mencia with a little Garnacha and the less-known Mouraton, Souson and Brancellao. Heavenly scented, Lalama offers a palate soaked with crispness and flowers, raspberry fruit and a jolt of pungent mineral flavor backed up by Asian spice notes. Unfined, unfiltered and unrestrained, this is one great wine from one of Galicia's most exciting producers.
"The nose of the 2015 Lalama reveals a warm and dry year with good ripeness. Yields were also low because they lost some 62% of the grapes to hail, and the wine is concentrated and powerful, quite fruit-driven and expressive, juicy and chewy. It has some spicy and smoky undertones and a dry, long finish. This is a modern and luxurious style of Ribeira Sacra." Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate 92 points