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2020 Sierra Foothills Albariño Rorick Heritage Vineyard - Etxea Wines

2020 Sierra Foothills AlbariñoRorick Heritage Vineyard


Sourced from Rorick Heritage Vineyard, a 2,000 ft. elevation organically-farmed 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 13th, whole-cluster pressed and spontaneously fermented with native yeast. The wine then aged on its lees for eleven months in neutral oak before bottling. The wine is well-balanced, delicately dancing between acidity and body.

10% Case Discount

  • VineyardRorick Heritage Vineyard
  • SoilSchist & limestone
  • Brix at Harvest22.2
  • Harvest DateSeptember 13, 2020
  • Alcohol13.3%
  • Production120 cases