James Suckling 92
“Fresh, bright and zesty with lime, nectarine and green apple. Some stones and green herbs, too. It shows excellent texture with lots of vibe coming from the tense and high-pitched acidity. Pure and pristine. Drink now.” James Suckling, May 26, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck 91
“...Gorgeous citrus, tangerine, and lychee fruit as well as a medium-bodied, very pure, clean, vibrant style on the palate. It’s another impeccably made, clean, crisp, juicy white that's going to shine with just about any food out there.” Jeb Dunnuck, June 13, 2022
Denominacion de Origen: D.O. Rias Baixas
Location: Valley of Salnés
Varietal: 100% Albariño
Vineyards: Finca San Clemenzo – 1984 (Meaño); Finca Castrelo – 1975 (Cambados); Finca Sisán – 1982 (Cambados); Finca András – 1963 (Vilanova de Arousa); Finca A Grande – 1988 (Villagarcía de Arousa); Finca La Caña – 1962 (Zamar)
Year(s) Planted: See above
Viticulture: Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Practicing organic pergola trained vines, cultivated completely by hand.
Soils: Acidic sandy alluvial soils that are the result of the decomposition of the granite mother rock.
Climate: 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.
Aging: Sur lie aging in the fermentation vessel for eight months with bi-weekly battonage in both barrel and tank.
La Caña is a wine that Jorge Ordóñez and his winemaking team craft to demonstrate the potential that Albariño 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 Albariño, and he decries the use of Albariño to make simplistic, mass-produced, and commerical wines.. La Caña demonstrates the complexity, intensity, and longevity Albariño 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.