The Garnacha vineyards have unique quality factors: They are in the hills, border between Ebro valley and Iberian mountains; bush vines in higher altitude, continental climate and stony soil. This was a complex vintage, winter was mild but spring was very rainy and cold. Flowering and veraison were 20 days later than previous vintage, although due to the high temperatures in September, the delay was compensated in 2 weeks.
Rain was the most prominent element of the vintage after 2 years of water deficit but there was an extra effort in the vineyard management. At the end we can say It was a historically fresh and good vintage. Grapes were harvested in the coolest hours of the evening, stripped from the stalks, and then cold-macerated, extracting the free-run juice after 12 hours of skin contact. The resulting grape must was then fermented using just indigenous yeasts. Once fermentation concluded, the wine was kept with its lees in 1200-litre Flextank and in 500-litre barrels for 6 months. Medium intensity aromas of citrus fruit and stone fruit such us peach and apricot with hints of mineral notes.
Yellow colour, citrus flavour with an elegant and mineral profile. The Alvarinho (from Melgaço) full of tropical fruit and structure, contrasts with the Loureiro (from the Lima valley), floral and full of elegance. ALLO is a vibrant and precise white wine with a unique balance due to the moderately low (11.5% abv) alcohol content. The Alvarinho grape gives the wine structure while the Loureiro grape gives it the elegant and mineral aromatic distinction. Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany seafood, fish or poultry dishes.
“Marked aroma of the variety with no shortage of fruit such as green apples & some peppery spice on the palate with abundance of freshness & harmony.”
Grüner Veltliner is grown in one of the cooler places in this region, which benefit from the chilled winds of the nearby river Danube, especially during hot summers. This factor allows for the intensive aromatic & almost fizzy acidity in the grapes to be preserved. Specifically the red gravel soil (iron) brings minerality & the typical “pepper” to this Grüner Veltliner.
Manual harvest with only selected grapes between the 23rd & the 25th September, 2022. Whole cluster pressing before a slow fermentation with only natural yeasts which takes place in stainless steel tanks. Single racking to preserve the lees in the wine. Bottled unfined & unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur.
A beautiful image of its variety, this Grüner mingles apple, bright acidity and peppery undertones in just the right proportions. Pairs well with fried chicken and light fish and seafood, or go for Wiener Schnitzel or pork knuckle if a full-on Austrian experience is required. Ideal drinking temperature 8 °C. Turn bottle gently before opening.
“It’s not like me to age white wine in oak barrels. Barrel-aging is really not my thing, but since contradiction and experimentation most definitely are, I decided that this type of maturation process might just be suited to this finely chiseled, mineral Chardonnay. And what a nice surprise this idea proved to be! It goes to show that only fools never change their minds.
A winemaker who’s no fool”
100% Chardonnay and declassified as Vin de France with low yield of 30 hectoliters per hectare, pneumatically pressed, fermented in stainless steel and aged in 2000 liters oak barrels for 4 months with only 30% undergoing malolactic fermentation. Ripe pear, gooseberry and green apple on the nose. On the palate it has a crisp pear drop flavour, but no sweetness, alongside baked apple with lemon zest edges. there’s a hint of wood spice around the edges from the aging in barriques with a vein of mineral chalkiness.
This is a ripe Chardonnay with grapefruit and exotic notes but also with freshness and a touch of minerality. The barrel aging gives this juicy wine a pleasant nutty finish.
“Myth or reality? Due to its warming, mother nature tends to deprive us of balanced wines. So in response, we planted this Vermentino, which brings the tension we look for. And also, we have to say it, because it’s so good!
100% Vermentino and declassified as Vin de France this is part of the limited bottled ” Les Dissidents” range. Following a number of experiments, a whole instinctive range comprised of micro-cuvees and varietal wines, prohibited by the appellation, in truly exclusive, libertarian style. What the winemaker believe to be the best varieties of the soil, this unclassified range of French wine defies the institutions, their regulations and conventional wine.
Yield of 60 hectoliters per hectare with fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 18°C without malolactic fermentation and ageing for 3 months on fine lees. A very pleasant Vermentino which brings its freshness, white peach, linden blossoms & tangerine. The attack is tense but with a nice sweetness in the middle of the mouth with a long finish. Serve at 8°C – 11°C.
Another Chardonnay? Yes but this one is different. Grown in the terroir of the Languedoc but also with oceanic influence from the Atlantic and there aren’t so many oceanic Chardonnays around. This sunny Chardonnay is also tight , lively and with added 5% Gros Manseng. Grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press and processed in an oxidative method. Cold clarification. Fermentation at 18° in 300 hl stainless steel tanks. 25% malolactic fermentation. Ageing on fine lees for 2 months. Soft and subtle on the nose with baked bruised apple and the tiniest hint of brioche on the palate. It’s layered with good depth of flavour and enough acidity to sustain interest and freshness ending with a long finish.