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!!
Peça d'en Blanch Toronga is made up of Pansa Rosada (fun) and Pansa Blanca from a single vineyard 1 kilometer from the sea. Grapes are wild fermented without temperature control in 200L amphora with 11 days of skin maceration. Old school orange wine with texture, flesh and structure. Drink with food!