This is a light and bright co-fermented wine from Oriol Artigas who works twelve and a half hectares of vines around his hometown Vilassar de Dalt, located in the Alella region of northeastern Spain.
Tasting Notes: A pliant co-fermented wine that shows wild red berries along with very precise acid structure in the palate though it is the nose that wins the day: garrigue and other wild herbs (cardamom, most prominently) float the wine's bouquet toward the stratosphere of joy. As warm and welcoming as a summer dinner under an embarrassment of stars.
Vinification: Per José Pastor's Selections wonderful website:
"Bardissots is a line of wine Oriol makes in collaboration with two local growers and friends, Pep and Pilar. A blend of Sumoll, Beier, Picapoll Negre, Garnatxa Negra, Pansa Blanca, Pansa Rosada. [This] is from the south-facing, mix-planted Can Voalrd vineyard coplanted with old olive trees northeast of Barcelona. The grapes were hand-harvested and whole-cluster macerated for 7 days before pressing to tank. The wine was co-fermented with wild yeast and raised on the lees for 10 months before being bottled without fining, filtration or added SO2. Besàvia” means great grandmother and she is pictured on the label holding a bottle of La Rumbera."