Written By Adrian McManus. He is from the United Kingdom but has been living in Galicia since 1991. In 2002 he began writing for Living Spain Magazine, at the time the UK’s definitive publication on Spain and all things Spanish.
The word is out that Nacho León has launched CACHICÁN 2016, now a firmly established marque at DEMENCIA WINE. The story of this wine goes back to 2013 when Bruno Arias, assistant winemaker at Demencia, worked his very first harvest at the winery. Bruno was hired initially in a distribution role, but being a diligent sort, he soon carved a niche for himself on the winemaking side, showing bags of natural talent and initiative. Hopefully, Bruno will in time become a driving force at the winery, freeing up Nacho to explore the many other projects that seem to feed his restless, inquisitive mind.
As a way of consolidating Bruno’s viticultural skills, Nacho got him involved in the making an experimental, natural wine from some very old vines from a multivarietal plot in Villafranca del Bierzo. Being absolutely convinced from the outset that they weren’t going to make just another mencía, they decided to harvest all the grapes from this fantastic plot. As is traditional in this area of Spain, viñedos like this can contain a cornucopia of different ‘castes’, all growing happily together in wild profusion. Continúa leyendo Cachicán 2016 ~ Red Wine