Bodegas La Caña

La Caña

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2018 Vintage

91pts

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2018 Vintage

92pts

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2018 Vintage

92pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Rias Baixas

Location

Valley of Salnés

Varietal

100% Albariño

Vineyards

Finca San Clemenzo – 1984 (Meaño); Finca Castrelo – 1975 (Cambados); Finca Sisán – 1982 (Cambados); Finca András – 1963 (Vilanova de Arousa); Finca A Grande – 1988 (Villagarcía de Arousa); Finca La Caña – 1962 (Zamar)

Year(s) Planted

See above

Viticulture

Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Practicing organic pergola trained vines, cultivated completely by hand.

Soils

Acidic sandy alluvial soils that are the result of the decomposition of the granite mother rock.

Climate

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

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. The grapes are sorted at the winery and pressed after a 12-hour cold soak, which helps prevent oxidation of the must and allows us to reduce the amount of SO2 used in winemaking. Destemmed and whole cluster pressing in a pneumatic press. Fermented 35% in 500L & 600L puncheons and demi-muids (second use through 12 vintages old), 65% in stainless steel. Sur lie ageing for eight months with bi-weekly battonage in both barrel and tank.

Ageing

Sur lie ageing in the fermentation vessel for eight months with bi-weekly battonage in both barrel and tank.

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 varietal. As Jorge was the first person to export this variety, he has a tremendous passion and appreciation for Albariño, and he decries the use of Albariño to make simplistic, mass-produced, and commerical wines.. La Caña demonstrates the complexity, intensity, and longevity Albariño can achieve when sourced from old vineyards and using serious winemaking practices.