Luis Anxo (Viña de Martin)

Luis Anxo Rodriguez Vasquez, hereafter, Luis Anxo, calls his project ViƱa de Martin. The bodega name is taken from the oldest parcel of vines. The bodega is in the little village of Paixon, south of Ribadavia, in the relatively dry Arnoia Valley, under the highest peak of the region, La Carniza. Luis was president of DO Ribeiro for 5 years until 2012, and is largely responsible for the shift towards quality and local authenticity of late in Ribeiro. Luis has been making the Arnoia wines since 1988. The wines are extraordinary. Subtle, slow, and gentle to unfold, and built for many years of bottle evolution. They are the epitome of contemplation wines. Those looking for a bang, boom, winemaking or things expressible in a 100 point scale, look elsewhere. If you are happy to wait long by the river, however, something extraordinarily pleasurable will surely drift by you.