Verdad Wines, Albariño 2021, Martian Vineyard, Alisos Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA
Albariño has never been so pretty, full of white flowers, white peaches, and almonds. It’s zesty but still soft, overall a very graceful wine.
APPELLATION (AVA): Alisos Canyon
REGION: Santa Barbara County
SUBREGION: Central Coast
VINEYARD: Martian Vineyard
GRAPES: 100% Albariño
SOIL: Clay loam with some shale
VINIFICATION: Whole cluster pressed, and fermented naturally on their own skins in neutral barrels.
COLOR: Medium straw
PRIMARY AROMAS: White flowers, white peaches, salinity, almond
FLAVOR: Lemon, floral, almond, zesty, supple
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION: Serve chilled. Pair with a fruit-and-feta salad.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Louisa Sawyer Lindquist
“Louisa Sawyer Lindquist started Verdad Wine Cellars in 2000, with a vision of making Spanish grape varietal wines grown on the Central Coast of California. Louisa started learning about winemaking working in vineyards on the East end of Long Island before moving to California in 1992. 2020 was her 21st vintage with Verdad.”
ABOUT THE VINEYARD: Martian Ranch Vineyard
“Martian Vineyard, located in the Alisos Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara County, is a biodynamically farmed vineyard. It has its own unique microclimate, typically 10 degrees cooler than the Santa Ynez Valley and 10 degrees warmer than Santa Maria, with warm days and very cold nights allowing the fruit from our vineyard to achieve incredible concentration and balance. The soil, called "moon dust" is well aerated and mainly comprised of shale-y clay loam. The vineyard is Demeter Certified Biodynamic.” (www.verdadandlindquistfamilywines.com)