Goyo Garcia Viadero
Goyo García Viadero’s family revived the Ribera del Duero region in the 80’s. The Valduero winery, run by his father and sisters, is still considered one of the most important estates in the region. Goyo García decided to set out on his own, taking over some small parcels near Roa, and immediately removed the use of herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers, a conversion period that took over four years.
Goyo harvests early for acidity, ferments exclusively with wild yeasts, and ages his wines in old French barrels in his hundred-year-old cave in Gumiel del Mercado. He is the real deal, a genuine master, making beautiful and soulful wines with no manipulation and no added SO2. All his vineyards are interplanted with white varieties and he co-ferments the white and red grapes. The results are floral and subtle aromas of the white varieties blended with the dark fruit and earth notes of Tempranillo, insanely elegant wines, complex, nuanced, full of gorgeous fruit and silky tannins.
Goyo also makes wines in Cantabria, the region where his mother comes from, high up in the Picos de Europa mountain range, working with of old vine Mencía and Palomino planted on pure broken slate.