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Adega do Demo (Galicia)

Adega do Demo is an ORGANIC estate owned and run by Laura Rodriguez and Carlos Lorenzo, who had been selling grapes from his family vineyards since 2005 but only began bottling their own wine in 2017, which they made in a friends’ cellar. They’ve moved into their own winery since then and now focus on producing unique wine based on the traditional viticulture of the Ribeiro region (Ourense, Galicia) by using local, indigenous grapes and low intervention winemaking methods.

Key information

RIBEIRO

4 hectares – ORGANIC

 

The wine

Bitoku

Type: WHITE WINE  | Variety: 95% Treixadura, 5% Loureira | Additional info: XX

Bitoku is a wine made with grapes grown in Carlos and Laura’s own farm. Therefore they wanted to give it a name that represents its origin. Bitoku is the name of a Japanese carp that lives in the water basins of a traditional farm (like a small pond). It is the emblem of the wine and guardian of our lives. It means “virtues” in Japanese. The name also has a strong relationship to the seven virtues of Bushido (the philosophy of Samurai). For them, the virtues show the way that a winemaker has to follow, from the vineyard to making wine.
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Tinto do Demo

Type: RED WINE  | Variety: Caiño Longo, Souson, Brancellao  | Additional info: xx

Made with indigenous grapes of the Ribeiro region: Caiño Longo, Souson and Brancellao, grown in the granite sandy soil of “Eigon” plot (1ha) located in the Beade district of Avia valley.

The weather in 2019 was perfect for red grapes. There was less rainfall than usual and dry and warm temperatures towards the end of maturation.

De-stemmed and fermented in SST with temperature control (19C) for 18 days with light punching down. The juice is then separated from the skin and pressed. The wine and fine lees are moved into French oak barrels and aged for 10 months. Bottled without filtering, fining or addition of any chemical products.