Oriol Artigas "Sammay" Negre 2021Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
The wines of Oriol Artigas only just begun in 2011 in the quite small DO of Alella located outside of Barcelona. After falling into wine doing a harvest nearby, realized that his work would no longer take place in a laboratory, but rather in pursuit of making wine. He and several other winemakers banded together to revive the vines of Alella, a place that was well on its way to extinction, though experienced a turn around due largely in part to Oriol’s efforts. His work ethic is focused and humble. Farming is done in a biodynamic fashion, sulfur is never used, and most of the aging is completed in steel. The wines are Mediterranean in nature, reflecting not just his homeland, but also the nearby sea.
Trepat, a variety typically seen in sparkling rose Cava stands on its own as a light and playful still red. The wine undergoes some whole cluster fermentation, aging simply in steel before it is ready to be drunk immediately.