Oriol Artigas Alella La Prats 2021

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ORIOL ARTIGAS ALELLA LA PRATS 2021
Catalunya / Spain
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A single vineyard field blend of many different grape varietals - Pansa blanca (50%), Sumoll (15%), Beier (10%), Garnacha blanca (10%), and others from 75-year-old vineyards - planted 1-2km from the Mediterranean Sea. 12-hour maceration in stainless steel tanks, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged 9 months on lees.
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Oriol’s 7.5 hectares of vines in Vilassar de Dalt, his hometown, are left to grow as naturally as possible. He uses the lunar calendar to plan production, pruning his vines only very minimally and allowing nature to curate the soil between the plants. As such, wild vegetation has sprung up around his vines, allowing them to grow freely in a natural environment. Oriol’s ancient vineyards of native vines are largely based on granite rock, known locally as Sauló, at between 100 and 350 metres elevation. This results in wines often rich in minerality, conjuring aromas that will take you all the way to the Mediterranean.