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Mayeteria Sanluqueña

Antonio Bernal Ortega, Rafael Rodriguez Jimenez, Jose Manuel Harana Yuste, and Daniel Rodriguez
2017
Organic
Andalucía
n/a (Sanlúcar de Barrameda)
Atlantic
30-60m
Albariza
Selected from specific different Pago vineyards and terroirs
n/a
About the Producer

A mayetería is, as the name implies, a group of mayetos which essentially means winegrowers. People working their own vines and making their own wines. In this case, given the small production of each mayeto, they decided to come together and form a group to combine resources and subsequently extend their reach. Currently the group is made up of 4 mayetos, from left ro right: Antonio Bernal Ortega, Rafael Rodriguez Jimenez, Jose Manuel Harana Yuste, and Daniel Rodriguez (not pictured). 

The pillars of this mayetería are organic farming, preservation of old vines, and spontaneous fermentations in old sherry botas without using any oenological products in the winemaking, only a little bit of SO2. Lastly, the wines must be bottled en rama, meaning no filtering or fining. Their first vintage together was in 2016 though most of them come from a long line of winemaking in Sanlúcar. All of their wines are labeled under the Corta y Raspa brand which is a reference to a specific type of pruning used locally. When we asked them how it was done, they said it was almost innate to them and too difficult to explain, like it was in their blood. Each wine comes from a single vineyard within one of Sanlúcar's famous pagos or crus, both of which specified on the label along with total bottle production.

The pillars of this mayetería are organic farming, preservation of old vines, and spontaneous fermentations in old sherry botas without using any oenological products in the winemaking, only a little bit of SO2. Lastly, the wines must be bottled en rama, meaning no filtering or fining.