Albariño Sitta Laranxa Orange Wine Attis 2019
The Galicia region sits on Spain`s estuary ridden north west Atlantic coast. This coastal region is wet, yet it is where the fashionable Albarino grape variety thrives on the granite soils. In the south, the Rias Baixas, which means `lower inlets`, supports vines trained high on pergolas in order to keep them well aired from the damp climate, producing fresh, elegant and aromatic wines. The Godello variety is most happy in the relatively warm valley of Valdeorras, crossed by the river Sil, which is located inland, on the eastern limit of Galicia. It represents a drier, less maritime influenced climate to that preferred by Albariño. Godello`s bunches are compact with smallish and yields are reltively low, which probably contributed to the variety`s near abandonment in the past.
Attis was founded in 2000 by the Farina family, they own 12.3 acres of vineyards planted with Albarino vines ranging from 5 to 40 years. Robustiano Farina provides years of experience to support his sons Baldomero and Robustiano Jr. in their management of the vineyard, winery and business operations. In 2011, they invested in a new, modern winery and hired Jean- Francois Hebrard for technical advice and ecological cultivation in the vineyards. These initiatives came to fruition with the 2012 vintage, encompassing all aspect of winemaking; spontaneous fermentation, ageing on the lees and a reduction in their use of sulphur.
Orange wine is a white wine made by leaving the juice on the skins for an extended period of time. In this case, the juice from the Albarino is left in contact with the skins for 15 days, this results in an amber colour wine with notes of marmalade and nectartine. The palate is rich with very complex notes of stone fruits, orange peel, ginger and spice, complemented by a fresh acidity that keeps everything in perfect balance.