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!!
La Bèstia is 100% Pansa Blanca macerated 5 days and aged oxidatively. Aged on the lees for 10 months before being bottled without fining, filtration or SO2. Pansa Blanca with power, structure, briney minerals. Fleshy, wild and dry. Wants seafood but will take a nice chicken if you got it.