Following ten years of experience tending to the vineyards her brothers planted and working in her family’s winery, Bodegas Tampesta, the very dynamic Noelia de Paz is realizing her independent La Osa mission: Produce expressive, small production wines from her native DO Tierra de León. Noelia carefully elaborates some of Spain’s mostly harshly ignored varieties, Prieto Picudo (Tinto) and Albarín (Blanco), in the Municipal of Valdevimbre in the southwest of León, within the Province of Castilla y León.
Also a student to many neighboring viticultores and winemakers, Noelia has spent the last several years collaborating with friends throughout her travels to produce various gems from the vineyards of neighbors in DO’s in Bierzo and Rías Baixas.
Noelia preserves the authenticity of the land by respecting the work and the experience of the landowners from generations before her, while using her experience in the winery to reach full expression. Noelia sources fruit from long-time friends and farmers who use traditional vineyard practices and avoid mechanical intervention as much as possible.