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Iago Garrido

2017 Iago Garrido Ollos de Roque Blanco


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2017 Iago Garrido Ollos de Roque Blanco

A fascinating, nearly Jura-ssian white from Iago Garrido in Galicia, made from a blend of Treixadura, Palomino, Torrontés, and Albariño. There's a lot going on here, tropical aromatics, peach skins, melon, phenolic grip, a lovely spice, an oxidative edge, and a saline tang. 

Iago Garrido is the person behind this winery located in the heart of Ribeiro. With a background in agricultural engineering, Iago became fascinated with permaculture at a young age and Augalevada is the first biodynamic certified (Demeter) winery in the history of Ribeiro. Galician cows chew on the lush grass, chickens roam through the vines while diverse orchard trees and a vegetable patch feed Iago’s family. In 2009 he purchased a bit over 4 hectares and planted himself two-and-a-half hectares in the following years. Iago built his cellar on the granitic hill over three floors allowing for gravity during winemaking. He ages his wines in 500 litre and 600 litre barrels as well as tinajas, made by the master Juan Padilla (Villarrobledo), buried underground in the cellar basement. Each amphora and barrique develops its flavour and brings out different traits to the wines. Iago’s wines are extremely fresh and mineral bright, benefitting from the area’s cooler climate in the north.