Lar de Maía

Lar de Maía begins in 2010 with the desire to start afresh in the world of wine. Lar de Maía is the combination of two terms. On the one hand “lar”, synonymous with home, and on the other hand “Maía”, goddess of spring that gives name to the month of May in the Roman calendar. May is a key reference for us, because it is when we decided to bottle our first vintage.

We want to be true to the domaine philosophy, so we limit and control our harvest. Moreover, it is a wine made from grapes of organic farming. Our project is aimed to show that is is possible to produce new high quality wines taking advantage of our expertise and commitment.


Lar de Maía 8º Rosé, 2015.

Lar de Maía 5º Red Wine, 2014.

Lar de Maía 5º Red Wine, 2014.

Lar de Maía 5º Red Wine, 2014.

89 points

Lar de Maía 5º Red Wine, 2010.

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Organic farming

Organic farming is focused in producing quality food products respecting the environment and maintaining soil fertility through good management of natural resources. This system also embraces the concept “sustainable development”.

This is the concept that Lar de Maía applies for; the joint aims of respecting the environment and resulting in a more natural wine with his own.


Vineyards

The grapes used for producing our wine are exclusively obtained from vineyards cultivated with ecologic philosophy.

Amongst the vineyards are also kept a number of fields planted with cereals, keeping an ecosystem that is unique in the area.

Soil

All the plots show differences in soil composition, our soils are sandy, clay, loam with varying amounts of clay, gravel and limestone, offering character to the wine.

Methods used to work the soil are also adapted to suit each individual plot according to its needs, the age of the vines, etc.



Working the soil

The fertilization is in winter using organic material that is then mixed into the soil with the tiller.

First spring rains, the plough is taken through the rows of wines to make a furrow around the plants. Most of the water is collected in this furrow and is naturally directed to the vine roots. Once the rainy season is over, the furrow is covered over to prevent weeds growing in between the rows of vines and competing for water.


Vegetation management

The plant vines are grown using the wire trellis system, although we also still use the traditional goblet, or bush-vine, growing method. We have been improving the trellises in order to obtain good foliage cover, looking for natural ventilation and balance between plant hardiness and yield.

Vine management is made by hand and each plant is pruned individually when the green shoots start to appear.

We hand-pruned to balance growth and yield potential. The vines are trained and fixed to the wire trellising, allowing sunlight to get through and sufficient air to circulate, reducing the risk of disease.

At the end of the summer, the grapes are thinned out, leaving a small crop per hectare.



Varieties

We grow three grape varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Syrah. Red wine is produced with a Tempranillo base, to which Garnacha and Syrah are added.

Harvesting

Harvesting is manually made as soon as the grapes have reached their peak ripeness.

Table selection for checking the healthiest and ripest bunches will be picked. We make a second selection made by hand after the harvest.

The grapes are transported in perforated plastic boxes weighing an average of 18 kg.