Veronica Ortega must be the only winemaker in the world who is the daughter of a famous bullfighter. But that’s not her only claim to fame. She’s also one of the most exciting producers in the increasingly fashionable Bierzo area, making some of the best reds and a celebrated white called Cal. Listen to chat about what she calls the “transparency” of the Mencía grape, the advantages of working in a village with only 40 inhabitants and why she decided to call one of her wines Kinky.
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