Once again, Tierra Nuestra Huelva, and specifically its owner Maribel Becerra, is responsible for bringing one of the great winemakers on the world scene to taste with a dinner pairing some of their acclaimed wines. This time it was the renowned Berciano winemaker Raúl Pérez who presented a careful selection. In this order: Sketch, Ultreia, Saint Jacques; El Castro de Valtuille; Las Gundiñas; El Pecado (The sin).
With the usual simplicity and ability to communicate his extensive knowledge, Raúl was able to convey what it means for him to create a certain wine. Starting from his own philosophy, where the concept of "terroir" is the key. In practice it is a viticulture where the quality over quantity, and where a wine must express its origin. Each wine has its imprint, its soul, although only to its parcels of origin they separate them just a few meters.
This ability to transform the grape into a unique product, begins with a careful selection of the vineyard, and minimal intervention on the part of the winegrower. It is a question of applying current knowledge of oenology, in the traditional way of viticulture. Not in vain, Raul bets on the use of materials such as the old barrel, or cement, to the detriment of stainless steel. In this way the wine is shown without the "makeup" provided by the new wood. It is not strange that in its viticulture it is included the manual harvesting, the cluster with "raspón" (the whole cluster, skin and wood included), the traditional treading of the grape, or the dispensing in certain wines of the "batonnage". However each wine calls for a different procedure, and in the end that translates into applying natural and even traditional processes to production. In simplicity is greatness.