Bodega y Viñedos Hija de Anibal, Located in Lovely Leon
Bodega y Viñedos Hija de Anibal is located in Otero in the province of Leon. This new wine project in the region of Bierzo was born from nostalgia, emotion, and homage, but also from the symbiosis of an invaluable viticultural legacy and oenological wisdom in shared contributions.
The vines grown at Bodega y Viñedos Hija de Anibal are more than a hundred years old.
Mencía Grapes for the Production of their Bierzo Wines
Aníbal de Otero uses only Mencía grapes for the production of their wines. The vineyards are in a beautiful location with a lot of historical significance. From the vineyard, you can see the Roman gold mines of Las Medulas, UNESCO World Heritage, the Roman Castro Bergidum, and other historical sites of Bierzo. The vines they grow are more than a hundred years old. Some of them are even survivors from the phylloxera epidemic, which killed most of the vineyards in Europe at the end of the 19th century. Their survival was possible thanks to the privileged conditions and remote location of their vineyards.
Old Vines Producing Low Yields of Grapes with Low Total Wine Production at the Winery
Bodega y Viñedos Hija de Anibal Winery has unique old vines which lead to very special wines with exclusive unmatched flavors. They take extreme care of the vines reflecting their health at an old age and the quality of the wines. The old vines produce very low yields of grapes. Due to this, and the uniquen way in which they produce their wine, their total wine production is quite low. Bodega y Viñedos Hija de Anibal does not have their own winery but are currently in the process of buildingone. They do however have a 400-year-old house for storage and wine tasting.
Bodega y Viñedos Hija de Anibal welcomes visitors for tastings and explanation of their winemaking processes. The guests can also take part in various activities such as assisting with harvest and helping in the process of making wines. This is quite a unique project, if you are planning to travel in the area, you should definitely have Bodega y Viñedos Hija de Anibal on your list.