Dominio de Tares
Founded in the year 2000, Dominio de Tares are spearheading the revival of the Bierzo DO by combining tradition with a quality focus.
A group of around 30 small producers, they champion the local varieties, Mencia for reds and Godello for whites, with a particular emphasis on old vine viticulture. The old, often bush trained vines, produce outstanding quality fruit that is concentrated and creates complex wines.
They favour native yeast which, as well as adding complexity, give their wines sense of place. Use of oak is always well-judged, not excessive.