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The 2020 La Caa Albario delivers excellent fruit and purity of this grape variety. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, dried earth, and chalkiness. Enjoy it with pan-fried Dover sole. (Tasted: March 21, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
Denominacion de Origen
D.O. Rias Baixas
Valley of Salns
Finca San Clemenzo 1984 (Meao); Finca Castrelo 1975 (Cambados); Finca Sisn 1982 (Cambados); Finca Andrs 1963 (Vilanova de Arousa); Finca A Grande 1988 (Villagarca de Arousa); Finca La Caa 1962 (Zamar)
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Practicing organic pergola trained vines, cultivated completely by hand.
Acidic sandy alluvial soils that are the result of the decomposition of the granite mother rock.
Atlantic climate. Very humid for most of the year with warm summers. Influenced by the gulf stream.
Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. The grapes are sorted at the winery and pressed after a 12-hour cold soak, which helps prevent oxidation of the must and allows us to reduce the amount of SO2 used in winemaking. Destemmed and whole cluster pressing in a pneumatic press. Fermented 35% in 500L & 600L puncheons and demi-muids (second use through 12 vintages old), 65% in stainless steel. Sur lie ageing for eight months with bi-weekly battonage in both barrel and tank.
Sur lie ageing in the fermentation vessel for eight months with bi-weekly battonage in both barrel and tank.
La Caa is a wine that Jorge Ordez and his winemaking team craft to demonstrate the potential that Albario shows as a high quality, serious varietal. As Jorge was the first person to export this variety, he has a tremendous passion and appreciation for Albario, and he decries the use of Albario to make simplistic, mass-produced, and commerical wines.. La Caa demonstrates the complexity, intensity, and longevity Albario can achieve when sourced from old vineyards and using serious winemaking practices.
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A cool new wine from the Jorge Ordonez Portfolio. A wine of this quality and magnitude can only come from carefully tended old gnarled vines grown under adverse conditions.