La Marea Albarino
Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )
United States - California - Monterey

This 100% Albarino is produced from fruits grown in Kristy Vineyard, on the western bench overlooking the Salinas River on broken sediment of ancient sea beds. Kristy is special because Albarino in the vineyard reaches full phenological ripeness at low potential alcohol and natural, bright acidity. Cold fermented in stainless steel for aromatic intensity.
Strong Salinas Valley winds, help to support, this true-to-varietal Albariño. Lively and bright aromatics fill the nose, lemon/ lime, followed by stone fruit, white peach, minerality on the palate, tying it all together, racy acidity. The briny, salty, savoriness continues in the enduring finish.

Wine Type
100% Albarino
Picked with low sugars and vigorous natural acidity. 1/2 whole cluster pressed, 1/2 destemmed and left on skins for three days. Both fermentations were inoculated with separate ‘pied de cuvée’ yeast cultures harvested in the vine rows at Kristy. Cold fermented in stainless steel to preserve minerality, aromatics and freshness. Secondary fermentation is arrested. Aged on lees four months. Sterile filtered.
1,420 (9-liter cases)

Oysters, grilled fish, spicy cuisines.

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2020 La Marea Albariño - 92 PTS - WE

2020 La Marea Albariño - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts


- Wine Enthusiast (June 2021), 92 pts


2017 La Marea Albariño - 90 PTS - WE

2017 La Marea Albariño - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Crisp and juicy aromas of squeezed Meyer lemon, white peach, honeydew rind and rainy sidewalk show on the nose of this single-vineyard bottling. There is great grip to the palate as well as a light texture, but the flavors are generous with more stone fruit and melon, making it rounded and likable for many tastes."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2018), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )

Ian and Heather Brand founded I Brand Family Wines in Central Coast California in 2008. Ian’s first winery job was with Bonny Doon Winery; he then went to work for ...
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