Appellation: Vino de España.
Cuvée: O Trancado.
Colour: red.
Grapes: Garnacha Tintorera 70%, Mencía 30%.
About: O Trancado was the name of Nacho’s first vineyard, inherited from his grandmother. Here Garnacha Tintorera is blended with better-known Mencía, the variety native to neighbouring Bierzo. This comes from more than a dozen parcels and is made and aged in a variety of vessels, so that this is one wine there’s a little more of.


Location: in Larouco and Server.
Size ha: more than 1.
Age: Garnacha Tintorera vines planted around 1940, Mencía around 1960.
Soils: clay and granite.
Exposition: various.
Altitude: 350 to 500m.
Training: gobelet (or vaso).
Farming: organic, by hand, leaving the soils touched as little.
Average yield hl/ha: 20.
Climate: Atlantic, cold in winter, hot in summer, likelihood of fog and humid conditions all year.


The harvest is de-stemmed by hand and grapes are macerated on their skins for 5 days before being very gently pressed and the wine moved to amphora and old oak and chestnut barrels, big and small, to continue to ferment and age. There the wines stay, without moving, on fine lees, until bottling un-filtered, and without any added sulfites during the whole process.

Vintage Notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: 10.
Harvested: mid September.
Bottles produced: 2,200.
Date bottled: 2018-02.
Alcohol %: 12.1.
SO2 Total: <20.
Tasting: rich, yet very fine with cherry, raspberry fruit, floral, smokey, mineral notes, thriving acidity to lift the wine, delicacy, salty, clean, long, mesmerising.

Vintage Notes 2019
Yield hl/ha: 15.
Harvested: mid September.
Bottles produced: 4,000.
Date bottled: 2020-03.
Alcohol %: 12.
SO2 Total: 0 added.
Tasting: from tank 2020-02 quite a fruit bomb with terrific cassis cream, nutty, earthy, spicy fruit, great tannic backbone, gentle, low acid but refreshing, energy.