Telmo Rodriguez has become one of Spain's most exciting wine maker's over the past decade. His family owned Remelluri (of which he now makes again) but he stretched his wings early by making wine in different locations. He has become a strong proponent of single vineyard wines and has really worked at identifing vineyards that are worth featuring in a bottle. His project Ladeiras do Xil (meaning the hillsides of the Sil River) begain in 2002 and at this point it has hit a high point.
O Diviso is a small vineyard near the town of Las Ermitas, a nearly forgotten town bypassed the main road on the hillside above. It's a small town with a large, historic Sanctuary of Las Ermitas (represented on the label). It sits on the Bibei River and a small bridge crosses from the region of Valdeorras into Ribeira Sacra here. The vineyard is 1.2 hectares on the Valdeorras side of the river looking down at the town and the other side of the river canyon. The wine is wonderful. Elegant and long and really pretty wine.
"This wine tends to be the most austere of their Valdeorras bottlings; it's serious and nuanced, beautifully textured and with a tasty, almost salty finish. This is extremely elegant, very precise, nuanced and complex, sulte and a little shy at first. This is beautiful, and in 2016, I liked it even better than As Cobrcas. 2016 was especially low yielding, and unfortunately only 962 bottles were produced." Luis Gutierrez Wine Advocate 96+ points
"A dense and fresh wine with faulous dark fruit, cracked pepper and white salt. Medium to full body. Tight and racy. Superb finish. Drink or hold." 96 points James Suckling