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.
Terroir: Granite sand
Age of vines: 60 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and spend 2 days in contact with the skins before being pressed. Co-fermentation of both varieties with indigenous yeasts takes place. The wine is pressed and aged for 11 months on lees in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
Match it with: Grilled vegetables and tomato sauce
- Jaque, Indigenous Variety
- Spain, Catalunya
- Oriol Artigas
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve