Green Man Larder
Kitchen Collaboration Pop-Up Series!
This week, we are thrilled to have Gaz Smith of Michael’s in Mountmerrion supply us with some of his famous seafood meal kits.
It’s all a bit fishy….
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This Week’s Featured Producer
Adegas Guímaro, in Ribeira Sacra is the epitome of terroir-focussed wine making. The steepness of the slopes in this region means that wine production is arduous and a true labour of love. The Rodriguez family (Pedro is the wine maker) are behind the estate Guímaro (the word means “rebel” in the local Galician dialect and was the nickname of Pedro’s grandfather) and the family owns approximately 8ha of vineyards. The family’s wine making philosophy was turned on its head, when Pedro encountered maverick producer Raul Perez in Bierzo, which saw them shift to using only indigenous yeasts, whole bunch fermentation, low intervention in the winery and aging in neutral, large wooden vats. The whites are made from the local Godello grape and are precise and mineral, while the reds are Mencia based, blended with small quantities of other local grapes.
This week’s wine pick – only 15 bottles available – the Finca Pombeiras – is one of the single vineyard wines from Guímaro. Only 600 bottles are produced from a small schist site of only half a hectare, on precariously steep slopes. The wine is an outstanding expression of the tension and energy from Spain’s mountain reds right now and is a testimony to the great work being done by these small, proud artisan producers.
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