DSG is the personal project of a spirited, dynamic oenologist by the name of David Sampedro Gil. Connected through family links to several of the best bodegas presently operating in Rioja Alavesa, David founded his own winery which he christened with his initials, with the aim of concentrating production of his more personal wines, both those he makes in Navarra and in La Rioja. (David is involved in La Rioja too as an oenologist for the DSL Viñedos y Bodegas venture.) David Sampedro’s philosophy has not changed since back in 2003: he wants to produce wines that really matter to people and make a difference. Melanie Hickman, a North American native, fell in love with a Spaniard and changed the path of her life. A lover of nature and wine, both of which can be found in Alava, Melanie decided to settle in Rioja Alavesa, combine her passions and convert her dreams into her livelihood by elaborating three single vineyard wines with the help of her husband, David Sampedro. Her mission is to rescue old vines with high quality grapes, convert the land to Biodynamic farming, and create single vineyard wines. Each wine is an expression of the vineyard, passion, care and dreams fulfilled. All with a focus on nature and respect for the environment.
It has a sweet bouquet of beeswax and honey, sweet spices and aromatic herbs, quite aromatic and showy, with freshness and clean fruit and hints of tangerine peel. The palate reveals structure with great freshness and very fine tannins. Garrigue and Asian spice aromas that lead you into a palate that’s herbal, complex and refined with chalky, palate-cleansing vibrant acidity on the finish.