The wines of Vinyer de la Ruca possess a depth and intensity that is truly one of a kind, lending them an uncanny sense of place.
Manuel Di Vecchi Staraz grew up in Tuscany before he began farming the old bush vines that grow wild on the terraces of schist above Banyuls-sur-Mer. His are some of the most dramatic vineyards we have seen and the extreme situation and arid climate produce wines with an energy and concentration that are difficult to find elsewhere.
Manuel’s wines are resolutely Mediterranean, speaking of sunshine, stones and garrigue. These wines mostly come from the 2022 vintage, a hot, dry year that has produced deep, dark and incredibly savoury wines of great complexity.
As always, as each cuvée is made in tiny quantities and we only have a case or two of each.
Manuel’s wines are now live on Tutto a Casa