Garnacha Blanca 2019
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.
Grüner Veltliner 2021
“Marked aroma of the variety with no shortage of fruits such as green apples, on the palate peppery spice, fresh balanced.” Coming from the vineyards of Rothenberg, Haidacker & Hagelsberg with red gravel and nutritious loess with some gravel soils. All of the three vineyards are cooler places, which benefit from the chilled winds of the nearby River Danube, especially during hot summers. This factor allows for the intensive aromatic and fizzy acidity in the grapes to be preserved. Specifically “Rothenberg” with its’ red gravel (iron) brings minerality and the typical “pepper” to this Grüner Veltliner. Enjoy with Austrian kitchen such as Wiener Schnitzel, roasted or fried chicken, pickled knuckle of pork, cold buffet, fish and seafood. Ideal drinking temperature 8 °C.
Préjugés 2021 – Chardonnay
“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.
Cassandre 2021 – Vermentino
“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.
El Inquilino Viura 2018
This is 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. It the end It was a historically fresh and good vintage. Wine made from low yield vineyards. Grapes were picked and selected by hand. Alcoholic fermentation in 500-liter French oak barrels with indigenous yeast. Malolactic fermentation and 4 months ageing in 500-liter French barrels which were already used for 2 previous years. Clear with medium intensity and lemon colour. Nose is clean with medium intensity aromas of citrus fruit and stone such us peach and apricot and soft mineral notes. Palate is dry and fresh with medium body stone fruits and a long finish. Pairs very well with fresh pasta, rice dishes, lemon and aromatic herb seasoned poultry & other white meats. Serve between 6 º and 8 ºC.