Veronica Ortega "Cobrana" 2018, BierzoRegular price $37.00
Cobrana, a small village at higher elevation in Bierzo Alto where grapes are usually picked two weeks later than in Valtuille. Blue schist generously mixed with clay is the dominant soil here. Verónica says that this schist, different from the one in Corullón, has the ability to retain acidity. Most of the eight plots that she works in Cobrana include white varieties that she co-ferments with the reds. Grapes are not destemmed and there is very little extraction: instead, the bunches are soaked and plunged into the must. it is a floral, elegant red with a well-defined palate.