2014 Broken Earth Limited Release Albarino
Our Albarino is a ‘Californian’ approach where classic characters are complemented by powerful fruit and great length.
Relatively unknown as a grape varietal domestically Albarino’s original home is in Rias Baixas in the North-West of Spain. Differing greatly from that of the climate of Paso Robles, Rias Baixas has a cool climate with high rainfall throughout the year and even during the growing season. This forces the early harvest of this varietal in its original home and hence the zesty, vibrant acid driven wine styles from Spain. The warmer and drier climate of Paso Robles offers an alternate style of Albarino to that generally seen internationally. The wine has more generous palate weight great length of flavor while still retaining refreshing acidity. The varietal characters of peaches and apricots are also present and in fact amplified by the warm days and long sunshine hours.
Although this varietal represents just a small part of our vineyard (1.65ac) the Broken Earth Albarino receives ample attention as it provides the winemaking team a challenge to produce a contemporary take of a classic wine style.