Brothers Daniel and Gonzalo Amigo returned to their roots to establish Bodegas Madai, recovering their grandparents' vineyards in El Bierzo, north-west Spain. Here, at the northernmost limit of Bierzo, their vineyards experience a continental-atlantic climate.
On steep, south-facing, slopes ideal for ripening grapes they discovered plots of old Godello and Mencia vines too - over 100 years old. They believe the established, gnarled vines on these old plots (around 4ha) have found a natural equilibrium, producing very low yields with no fertilisers and minimal intervention.
There are a variety of soil types in their vineyards - granite on the lower slopes and slate on the upper.