In the lower bays of the Galician coastline, on the slopes of the Barbanza peninsula, José Cursat is turning a time honored viticultural legacy on its head.  The Cursat family have been growing grapes here in the Vinos da Terra do Barbanza e Iria IGP for generations and though José still works alongside his father, the focus of the winery has clearly shifted.  In a somewhat conservative, touristic area, José stands out with his hippie-styled long hair and beard; importer Alvaro de la Viña muses: “you can tell he’s got his freak flag on!’  The winery has become known for producing oxidative, long aged, natural Albariño in an area dominated by conventional producers jamming out interchangeable grocery store wines.  2019 marks the beginning of the relationship between Selections de la Viña and Adegas Entre Os Ríos and Alvaro is clearly stoked: “he’s always experimenting, this is a guy I can talk ideas with!”



Gently pressed Albariño from younger vines fermented and aged in steel.


An old-vine bottling half aged on lees with periodic stirring and malolactic conversion and half racked away from lees without malo.