Vinos del Atlantico "Atlantida Blanco" 2016

  • A very rare wine made of 100% Vijiriega planted in 2013 on albariza soil at 20 m (65.6 ft) elevation in Cadiz (Andalucia) from a single parcel named Pago Añina. Grown organically. The grapes of this parcel were historically destined for Manzanilla and Fino due to their fresher maturation, lower alcohol and clean acidity. Foot pigeage is in stainless steel tanks and fermented in demi-muids using its own yeasts. Aged for 12 months in 600L demi-muid with lees, no battonage. Racked to stainless steel for 5 months of stabilization before bottling, very low sulfites.

    A complex bouquet evokes orange blossom, fresh and dried stone fruits, confit of meyer lemon. On the palate, weighty and lifted all at once, with a startling confluence of mineral, savory and fruit flavors. Juicy tangerine and meyer lemon lead to a savory, floral mid palate, finishing with dusty mineral and a pronounced salinity, no doubt owing to its seaside provenance. Delicious with richer seafood and poultry dishes. Grilled mackerel with olives and fresh herbs, or roasted oysters would be perfect pairs. Very small production, only 184 cases (6 packs).