2021 Breaking Ground Albariño
Exciting wines from 3rd generation maker and grower, and all round good bloke, Ollie Margan.
Notes from Ollie - It seemed like the acidity of the Alby this year was never going to soften below verjuice level, but patience prevailed. Four-ish days on skins until indigenous fermentation kicked off. Pressed to ‘Cleopatra’, our Nico Velo truncated concrete tank. Rack and returned; rested on fine lees for four months. The concrete really enhanced the tension in the wine by tightening up the dry extracts derived from the period on skins. Bright aromatics and juicy orchard fruit mid palate. I wanted to leave this wine cloudy, and will look to go harder on the skin contact next year, but for whatever reason Cleopatra settled out the wine cellar bright – science huh.