Oriol Artigas SOS #3 Sangenís I VaquéTabula Rasa Shop
60% Garnatxa Negra and 40% Carinyena
Hailing from Vilassar de Dalt in the heart of the Alella appellation, Oriol Artigas actually came to winegrowing serendipitously. He originally wanted to be a chemist, but after working a harvest in Penedès, Oriol realized that a career in a laboratory wasn’t for him and enrolled in an enology program soon after. He then worked at several wineries across Catalonia, which led him to teaching enology at the local university. Landing a steady job enabled Oriol to explore his true passion: a project revitalizing old coastal Alella vineyards and making supremely transparent, non-interventionist wines that evoke the nearby Mediterranean, wines laced with garrigue and sea salt.
Oriol produces extremely unique and captivating wines with each wine having a beautiful refreshing texture with a subtle intensity of flavors. These are true Mediterranean wines with heart and soul.
Though a wine with lift and lightness, there is a dark fruited profile here as well. This wine is really stunning, especially when given some time to breathe. Serve chilled!