Search

Oriol Artigas, La Rumbera, 2017

Sea Breeze, Mineral, White Flowers

Farming

Organic

Producer

Oriol Artigas

Grape

Xarell-lo

Wine Type

White/Skin Contact

Country

Spain

Region

Arlanza DO, Spain

Vintage

2017

Alcohol

15%

Size

75cl

After working for some time at several Catalan vineyards while teaching oenology at the local university, the time had come for Oriol to set up his own project: rejuvenating the ancient coastal vineyards of Alella so that he could start to produce an excellent range of natural wines heavily influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and mountains in an attempt to express the natural beauty of the area. His first commercial vintage was 2011.

His non-interventional ideals do not stop in the field. Fermentation is also performed naturally, with wild yeast taking on the function, and he does not interfere with the must. He only uses steel vats, amphora and neutral French oak barrels, and limits the addition of sulphur to small amounts during the bottling process, if necessary. Furthermore, the wines are left unfiltered and unfined, without the use of cold stabilisation.

Grapes are hand-harvested with 80 % destemmed, crushed and pressed and 20 % skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation by indigenous yeasts follows before ageing for 10 months on lees in stainless steel tanks. No clarification, no stabilisation, no filtration and no sulphites added.

Search our shop