Purveyors of fine grape juice
2017 Orial Artigas La Bèstia catalunya, spain
$79

In a rented winery 40-minute train ride north of Barcelona, Oriol Artigas makes very unique wines.
They reflect a particular corner of Catalunya where the Mediterranean sea influence is greatly felt amongst the high elevation vineyards he sources from. Oriol started out making wine in 2007 with one barrel; he now works about 7.5 hectares of vineyard on mostly granitic soils. He also teaches in a nearby wine marketing school since 2008. This is Pasa Blanca, 78year old vines, 5 days on skins, oxidative ageing during 10month on lees in stainless tank.

 

 

Origin catalunya, spain
Year 2017
Varietal pasa blanca
Style complex & interesting