Xosé Lois Sebio - Coto de Gomariz, Ourense, Galicia
Xosé wears two hats, the first as winemaker at Coto de Gomariz, Ribeiro where after starting in 2000 he quickly converted the vineyards to organic farming with biodynamic principles. From their 28 hectares of vines, they make whites based on local champion treixadura, often blended with albariño, godello and loureira, and red blends with sousón, ferrol, branellao and mencía.His second hat is his personal project - Viño de Encostas, translated it means ‘Wines of the Hills’. Sourcing vineyards all over northwest Spain, off the beaten track and often outside of D.O. boundaries they are farmed organically and biodynamically. Wines are made employing old oak only, light filtration and minimal sulphur and represent the truest essence of the land from which they are raised.