This is a dynamic and vibrant orange 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: Zesty and a bit more intense take on an orange wine, the tannins make themselves known but carry a silken quality in their texture. Old vine, cool-growing Pansa Blanca lends itself particularly well to a medium maceration (such is one week) where tannin both rounds out and enhances the rocky/grainy core of the wine. Think: kumquat pulp under the salted haze of a mediterranean afternoon.
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. L’O is made from old-vine Pansa Blanca from an amphitheater style vineyard north of Oriol’s winery planted on granite soils. This particular cuvee comes from the coolest part of the vineyard. About 1 week whole bunch maceration, followed by a few months of aging in a single 300L oak barrel."