2018 Sierra Foothills Albariño Rorick Heritage Vineyard - Etxea Wines

2018 Sierra Foothills Albariño
Rorick Heritage Vineyard

$28.00

Sourced from Rorick Heritage Vineyard, a 2,000 ft. elevation vineyard high in the Sierra Foothills with steeply-planted vines and limestone-rich soils. This rare geological gem is located in Calaveras County, outside the old mining town of Murphys, and has a stunning diversity of sun exposures, elevations, temperatures and soils. Our Albariño block has Northeast facing slopes of schist and limestone which see warm days and cool nights driven by the high elevation.

The Albariño was hand-picked on September 14th, whole-cluster pressed and fermented with native yeast. The wine then aged on its lees, with no sulfur added, for six months in neutral oak before bottling. The result is a refreshingly crisp wine with lingering notes of cantaloupe melon, green apple and a burst of salinity. It finishes with mouth-watering acidity that begs for another sip.

  • VineyardRorick Heritage Vineyard
  • SoilSchist & limestone
  • Brix at Harvest21.6
  • Harvest DateSeptember 14, 2018
  • Alcohol13.3%
  • PH3.32
  • Production118 cases