Producer Profile

Barranco Oscuro

"Manuel Valenzuela received the first ‘Organic’ certification in Spain. He has since declined the certification, which is not rigorous enough for his taste, but he and his son Lorenzo continue their work in the vines, 1,300 m and 10 km from the sea. The climate is very dry and breezy, the soil is made of schist and clay and is very poor. Their work in the vineyards and cellar is careful and non-interventionist. Most of the wines are vinified without sulphur.
-Selection de la Vina"

Where The Wines Come From

Granada

Granada, located in the southern region of Andalusia, Spain, is emerging as a promising destination for natural winemaking. With its diverse microclimates, ranging from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Mediterranean coast, Granada offers an ideal terroir for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating indigenous grape varieties such as Garnacha, Tempranillo, and Pedro Ximénez with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the region's unique character. Granada's natural wines are known for their depth, complexity, and expression of fruit flavors, with Garnacha offering rich red berry notes, Tempranillo showcasing elegant structure and spice, and Pedro Ximénez providing luscious sweetness and nutty aromas in dessert wines. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Granada stands as a beacon of innovation and tradition in the world of natural winemaking, offering a taste of Andalusia's rich cultural heritage with every bottle.