For almost a decade, Laura Lorenzo was the winemaker and viticulturist at the venerable Dominio do Bibei. In 2014, she struck out on her own with her project, DaTerra Viticultores, and now works about 4.5 ha organically in the Val do Bibei‐Quiroga subzone of Ribeira Sacra. Through her meticulous work in the vineyard, Laura’s goal is to cultivate life in her soils that were once damaged by industrial viticulture, and to bring harmony to her vineyards and grapes. In the winery, Laura lets healthy grapes speak for themselves – fermenting with wild yeasts, utilizing older wooden casks and concrete vessels for fermentation and elevage, and using only small amounts of SO2 during the winemaking process, with no clarification, filtration, or adjustments in the wines. Gavela da Vila Blanco is comprised of 100% old vine Palomino organically farmed at a variety of elevations, expositions, and soil types in the Val do Bibei. 90% of the grapes were destemmed, with the must seeing just a few hours of skin contact before pressing. The wine was fermented with wild yeast in used 225 liter French oak barrels, and then raised on the lees in the same barrels for 6 months. Briny lemon and wet slate with delicate hints of herbs, green olives and flower honey on the nose. Medium bodied on the palate with balanced acidity.