Bodegas La Caña

La Caña

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2018 Vintage

91pts

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2018 Vintage

92pts

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2017 Vintage

91pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Rias Baixas

Location

Town of Zamar, Villa García de Arousa, Valley of Salnes, D.O. Rias Baixas

Varietal

100% Albariño

Vineyards

Finca Do Zar and San Clemezo (Salnés)

Year(s) Planted

Do Zar: 1970; San Clemenzo: 1984

Viticulture

Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Planted in the pergola system. Cultivated completely by hand.

Soils

Very acidic sandy soils originating from the granite mother rock.

Climate

Atlantic climate. Very humid for the majority of the year with warm summers. Influenced by the gulf stream.

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. 25% fermentation by indigenous yeast in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600 L. barrels, respectively). 75% fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Ageing

8 months sur lie in the fermentation vessel. 25% in puncheons and demi-muids and 75% in stainless steel, with battonage.

Comments

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 wine. As Jorge was the first person to export this variety, he has a tremendous passion and appreciation for Albariño, and as a result, feels the variety should be used to produce serious wines. La Caña demonstrates the complexity, intensity, and longevity Albariño can achieve when sourced from old vineyards and using serious winemaking practices.