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Garnacha Blanca, Viura
DSG is the personal project of a spirited, dynamic oenologist by the name of David Sampedro Gil. David founded his own winery in 2003 producing wines in Navarra and in La Rioja. He displays an intimate knowledge of his vineyards and the soils in one of the higher areas in Rioja Alavesa, based in the small village of Elvillar. Here he produces wines under the DSG Vineyards name, as well as in Navarra, Sierra de Francia (Salamanca), Valencia, and the Mosel! He owns 9 hectares of new and old vineyards (planted between 1915 and 1999) in Elvillar on chalky and chalk-clay soils. These limestone-rich soils, while unable to support other types of agriculture, have been vital in supporting vines and here impart a certain elegance, power and freshness to the grapes. He has been using organic farming methods since 2000, with his ‘La Revilla’ and ‘Tajo’ vineyards worked according to Biodynamic tenets. In Navarra, he owns the single vineyard estate of Pasolasmonjas. This whole venture started while he was leisurely wandering around the Sant Martín de Unx area, accompanied by his Australian winemaker friend Dan Standish. Whilst taking a closer look at the plantations of old Garnacha, he became fascinated by the vines he discovered on the slopes and ravines here. When he came across the Pasolasmonjas estate, a project took shape in his mind and he immediately contacted the Coop.