Bodega Vinificate - Amorro Blanco, Cadiz, Spain (2020)
A fresh wine - almost fino sherry-like with its notes of chamomile, sea salt and slight yeasty/bready character. On the palate, this has refreshing citric acidity, salinity and pineapple. Super easy to drink with lots of bite.
|REGION||Spain > Andalucia > Cadiz|
|FEATURES||Low Intervention, Biodynamic, Natural, Vegan-Friendly|
The Palomino grapes are from the pago (vineyard plot) of Marquesado in Chiclana de la Frontera which has a range of different soils (albarizas and sands).
Fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in a concrete tank and two fiber tanks. Afterwards it is aged on the lees.
Brothers Miguel and Jose make wine as Bodegas Vinificate in the town of San Fernando near the southern tip of Spain's Cadiz region. They worked for years with different winemaking cooperatives in the area, and decided to release their first vintage, Mahara, together in 2011.
The brothers are passionate about their land and work to create wines that translate the true spirit of their region's grape varieties and terroir. Cadiz benefits from the mix of winds that pass over the land. Levante is a warm dry wind from the Sahara desert which blends with the fresher Atlantic wind, the Poniente.
The soil is manly made up of Albariza - a Andalusian term for the white, chalky-looking soil. The land is well adapted for the Palomino, Tintilla de Rota and Tempranillo grape varieties.
Jose and Miguel use biodynamic winemaking methods, with no sulphites added and minimal intervention in the winery.