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Artigas Blanco

Mas Alta

Artigas Blanco Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa Blanca, Pedro Ximénez, Macabeu
Age of Vines
5-40
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Schist
Altitude
100-400 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermented in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel tanks
Aging
3 months in new French oak barrels (50%) and stainless steel tanks (50%)

Overview

In the recent past, there were far more white grape varieties planted in the Priorat than there are currently – only 5.5% of total plantings as of January 2017. Such is the case at Mas Alta, where old vines of Garnatxa Blanca, Pedro Ximénez, and Macabeu are scattered in their vineyards. Since 2008 Mas Alta has been resurrecting the tradition of white wine production in the village of La Vilella Alta by grafting over some of their Cabernet Sauvignon vines with a massale selection of their heirloom white varieties. Artigas Blanco is a blend of Garnatxa Blanca from young vines blended with 40-year-old Pedro Ximénez, Macabeu, and occasionally Carinyena Blanca. It is fermented and aged in a combination of new French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

Ratings & Reviews

91+

2018 Artigas Blanco

Source: WA

91

2017 Artigas Blanco

Source: WA

92

2016 Artigas Blanco

Source: JS

91

2016 Artigas Blanco

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Michel & Christine Vanhoutte
  • Winemaker
    Damià del Castillo Blaise
  • Size / Elevation
    60 hectares / 100-600 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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