Top 10 winemakers to watch in Spain

APPRENTICE: EDUARDO GARCÍA

Eduardo-GarciaPut forward by his father Mariano as one to watch in Castilla y León for his combination of intuition, knowledge, experience and passion for viticulture along with his respect for nature, 36-year- old Eduardo García went to work at Cos d’Estournel in St Estephe after graduating from the University of Bordeaux with an oenology degree.

His next adventure took him to Ridge in California where he was inspired by the work of Paul Draper, but the lure of Spain proved too strong and he returned in the early noughties to work with his father at Bodegas Mauro in Castilla y León and Bodegas Maurodos in Toro, branching out in 2003 with his own Prima project.

His new plaything is Astrales in Ribera del Duero, which he runs with his brother Alberto. Passionate about Mencía, García also has a small project in Bierzo called Paixar where he is experimenting with Godello in the hope of making a “great white”.

A big believer in the potential of the terroir in Castilla y León, García strives to make aromatic, balanced, elegant wines with a fresh fruit character and ageing potential. “The terroir is the only thing we have that expresses the identity of our wines and our region. I try to be loyal to it,” he says.

One Response to “Top 10 winemakers to watch in Spain”

  1. nate houston says:

    How is Raul Perez not a part of this list???? Or Alberto Orte???

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