Germán Roble Blanco is a visionary. Although he is the first in his family to make wine, he spent his adolescence with his grandmother Aurora in Albares de la Ribera, where she taught him to love the mountain and the vines that grow there. Before returning to Bierzo, he traveled Burgundy, absorbing the delicacy of its cold climate wine and bringing its minimalist ethos to the windy mountains of northern Spain. The mencia of Albares de la Ribera ripens slowly in the crisp mountain air, and ages slowly in Germán’s cellar in neutral barrels and amphora until stable, lacing fine structure over subtle fruit, herbs, and lingering earth.
Germán crafts: La Perra Gorda, Viñas de Monte, La Mendañona