Albarino "Al Basc" Sierra Foothills
100% Albariño. The grapes are from the same vineyard (limestone) as LFC’s pure Albariño bottling. The grapes were foot crushed in open top fermenters, with daily punch-downs until the wine went dry. The fresh wine, the skins, the stems - everything – was transferred to flex tanks and sealed up. There, the wine continued to macerate for an additional 8 months. The free-run juice was bottled unfiltered, without added sulfites. 57 cases made. 11.4% alc.
Tasting notes: The 2016 al basc shows a cloudy burnt orange color. Big aromas of dried apricot and dried herbs. Also, oddly, aromas of very fresh grapes. Rich, umami, herbal and yet more apricot show on the palate. A long finish, with savory tannins, and a lovely saline note.