Goyo Garcia Viadero’s roots in Ribera Del Duero run very deep: he has been working in the area since before the establishment of the D.O., and his family has been working in viticulture for hundreds of years. While grape growing and winemaking in the region is exceedingly ancient (Goyo’s cellar dates to the Roman era), the modern history of the region began with the founding of the Ribera del Duero D.O. by 12 wineries in 1982. In the past 40 years, this number has grown massively, and the region’s reputation for extracted, oak-influenced wines made primarily from Tempranillo has been solidified by the emergence of nearly 300 bodegas, including the producers of some of the most expensive Spanish wines.
Goyo’s approach makes him the region’s “black sheep”, as he has rejected additives, new oak, and intense extraction which are characteristic of the region’s wines. Instead, greatly inspired by natural winemakers like Pierre Overnoy from the Jura, Goyo began farming without chemicals and making wines in a style more like his grandparent's than his neighbors. Beginning with three parcels of old vines in 2003, he has charted his own course in the increasingly industrial and commercial landscape of Ribera del Duero, embracing centenarian vineyards and traditional methods of winemaking in equal measure.
Finca Cascorrales) is planted entirely to Graciano and sits on river stones and red sand at a high elevation facing north-northwest. The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented with wild yeasts in a steel vat for 10-15 days and 3 months of skin maceration, and then raised for 12 months in old finely-grained Bordeaux barriques without racking. Bottling is without fining, filtration, or any addition of SO2.