Laura Lorenzo is making some of Ribeira Sacra most exciting wines. From the small town of Manzaneda in the Bibei valley she is making small vineyard driven wines from the area. She works all her vineyards biodynamically and has around 6 hecatres now spread through the hillsides. Daterra Viticultores is so named to honor the older generation who kept these ancient vines alive even when there wasn't a commercial value to them.
The Gavela do Pobo is all Palomino from the various vineyards she farms around the tiny hamlet of Soutipedre, which sits on hillside over looking the Bibei River and Valdeorras. The soils are schist and slate so this gives us another vision of Palomino from schist/slate as opposed to granite soils that we find in the Gavela da Vila. It has a bit more angular minerality compared to the rounder Gavela da Vila, but still has great, expressive aromatics and flavors. Like the Gavela da Vila this also sits on the skins for 2 weeks before being drained from the skins. Only 1280 (just over 100 cases) produced, so very limited.