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Lado

Lado is a minor white Galician Variety, with high acidity

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Lado grape has lemon-green colour. The wines made from Lado are high in acidity and can reach respectable levels of alcohol. They are low in dry extract and may have floral and herbal aromas with a mineral, citrusy taste.

Fresh Lado grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Lado is originating in Galicia, in the far north west of Spain. Lado is a late budding and mid-ripening variety. It has smalll and compact berries and bunches. It is highly prone to botrytis and powdery mildew. Because Lado has high level of acidity and alcohol, it is very useful for adding freshness to a blend, but may be less suitable as varietal wines. The light, crisp and citrusy flavors of Lado wines pair well with seafood dishes, salads, and other light dishes.

Foods to pair with Lado:

Fish
Salad
Aperitif
Asian food
Fun Fact about Lado
Lado was added to the official register of varieties in 2007 and has experimental status in the Ribeiro DO in Galicia in the far north west.

Top Wines with Lado

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Luis A. Rodriguez Vazquez Viña de Martin Escolma Ribeiro is a premium wine that boasts a rich history and exceptional quality. Produced by Luis A. Rodriguez Vazquez, a renowned winemaker, this wine comes from the Ribeiro appellation in Spain. The vineyard features a unique terroir with granite soils and a cool climate, which gives the wine its distinct character. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant blend of indigenous grape varieties, with notes of citrus, stone fruit, and minerality. This wine is perfect for those who appreciate a well-crafted, high-quality wine with a unique sense of place.
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Bernardo Estévez

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Bernardo Estévez transitioned from being an auto mechanic in Vigo to a dedicated winemaker in Arnoia, southern Ribeiro, near the Portuguese border. Since 2009, he's managed 3 hectares of vines across 5 subzones, practicing organic and biodynamic methods. His wine line, "Chánselus," signifies "soil and exposition," emphasizing their influence on wine quality. Ribeiro D.O., an ancient Galician region, suffered setbacks in the 20th century, but Bernardo and others are reviving artisanal Ribeiro winemaking. His "Issué" is a field blend, mainly Lado & Treixadura, showcasing indigenous varieties. Hand-harvested, fermented with wild yeast, and aged in French oak, it reflects a commitment to traditional and modern techniques, resulting in a minimum 14-month bottle aging before release.
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