Oriol Artigas is our dude! Oriol makes natural wine in Alella, a 25 minute drive north from Barcelona proper. His jam is finding old coastal vineyards and restoring them using organic farming, bringing out their Mediterranean charm. He allows vegetation to grow among the vines, prunes very little and likes to let the grapes do the talking. He deals largely in Pansa Blanca (the local variety of Xarel.lo) but makes fresh, ethereal reds, as well. We've had the pleasure of hosting him at Fool's, and make sure we always have his juice on hand. Vale!!
The La Bella is 100% Pansa Blanca from vineyards just outside Barcelona. Wine was left to macerate on the skins for 11 days and then pressed. Raised on lees for 10 months and bottled unfiltered. Fleshy, powerful Pansa Blanca with delicate acidity. Grab some seafood and roll.