Peixe da Estrada
Peixes—pronounced ‘pay-shes’; a soft Galician ‘sh’—was conceived almost entirely by chance. A semi-accidental second project by dynamic duo Jesús Olivares and Curro Bareño (two-thirds of the Fedellos do Couto trio, known for their work in the Ribeira Sacra) came about after the free-spirited Jesús discovered a number of old and soon-to-be abandoned vineyards in the neighbouring Viana do Bolo. Higher in elevation and with an ever-changing microclimate, the vertigo-inducing vines of the area sit between 600-850 metres above sea level. At this altitude, the grapes don’t ripen easily. It’s a challenging terrain, no doubt. But what’s life without a challenge?