Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc, Garnacha Blanca, Parellada, Macabeo
Producer: Vinyes Tortuga (Dido & Jurriaan)
Region: Rabós, Catalunya, Spain
Wild Scale: 4/5
Winemaking: An organic field blend of white grapes was harvested by hand and underwent a 3 day maceration period. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. Aged in old barrels for 6 months. No fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: This is the first vintage of this white wine and only 600 bottled were produced. Amazingly rich and saline with orchard and citrus fruit notes. The skin contact gives some texture. Named after the Grace Jones song.
Notes on the Winemaker: Dido and Jurriaan hail from the Netherlands and travelled the world learning winemaking before settling right in the North of Catalunya not far from the French border. They crowdfunded their vineyard purchase and are now on their 2nd vintage making wine that is full of joy. We visited in 2019 and listened to records in their winery whilst tasting samples. Each cuvee has a different reference to one of their favourite musicians.