Entre Vinyes, Oniric Brisat, Catalunya, Spain
Entre Vinyes is a project created by Maria Barrena, one of the partners at Azul y Garanza, and her husband, Josep, a third generation grower in the Penedès. They have vineyards in and around the Foex natural park, at around 300-350 metres asl, close to the Mediterranean sea in the Baix Penedes area.
Birds often feature on Entre Vinyes' labels, a symbol of both the natural life that thrives in vineyards farmed in an environmentally sensitive way, and of the balance Maria and Josep aim to achieve in their vineyards and in their wines.
‘Oniric’ is a word in Catalan to describe a ‘dreamer’ and a word which resonated with them as Entre Vinyes stemmed from a dream to take over and rescue some stunning parcels of old vines that had belonged to Josep's family.
The xarel-lo was fermented on the skins for 2 weeks in harvest vats, whilst the Parellada was directly pressed. After fermentation the wines were assembled and transferred to clay amphoras where they remained for six months prior to bottling. Unfined, unfiltered, very minimal sulphites added before bottling.
This orange wine is very light in colour, low in alcohol, crisp and fresh yet so soft and drinkable. Lovely fruity aromatic with a slight saline component. Perfect on its own or with a variety of foods. A great gateway orange!
Producer - Entre Vinyes
Country - Spain
Region - Catalunya
Appellation - Penedes, L’Arboc
Variety / Blend - Xarel-Lo, Parelleda
Wine Style - Orange Wine
Farming - Organic