Notes from De Maison Selections:
"It is an understatement to say that Galicia is one of the most compelling and complex cultural regions for wine and gastronomy, not only in Spain but in the world. Until recently, the conversation in this region has been all about rebuilding what was lost in the last century, and the future potential of this enchanting land. With its remote location and rugged, natural beauty, Northwest Spain is just beginning to be understood by the pioneers who work there daily. Here the future lies in the rediscovery and refinement of the past. In Ladeiras and Gaba do Xil, the potential has become a reality.
The wines are named for the Sil River’s hillsides, which is the lifeblood of the region. Gaba do Xil are the estate-grown red and white village wines, an introduction to the limited production, single cru wines of Ladeiras do Xil. Gaba do Xil offers the drinker an incredible value for handmade Galician wines for everyday drinking, which rival the wines of similar quality in Burgundy and Beaujolais. Ladeiras do Xil produces a highly coveted collection of extremely low-production, single-vineyard red wines: Falcoeira, As Caborcas, and O Diviso along with one white, village wine called Branco de Santa Cruz: all are field blends. The crus reflect the purity and transcendence of one of the most exceptional terroirs in Europe."