Oriol Artigas Alella El Rumbero 2021

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Origin: Catalunya, Spain

El Rumbero is all Garnatxa Negra in 2021, from vines that range from 15-25 years old, in the Alella appellation just north of Barcelona. Fermentation is whole cluster for about a week, before pressing into stainless steel for 11 months of aging. No filtration or clarification and no sulfites added. Light-medium bodied, with spicy red fruit, this is a great pairing, with a little bit of a chill, for grilled foods of all sort.

Although Oriol Artigas has only been making wines for around 10 years, he has become well known in natural wine circles, and his wines have wowed drinkers across the globe. Situated in the small town of Alella, just north of Barcelona, Oriol has been working with sandy, granitic vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, mostly planted to the local Pansa Blanca grape, which seems to be accepted as a relative of or a local version of Xarel-lo.