Ferdinand WInes

Albariño, Ferdinand Wines, 2018

£11.00 Regular price

Kongsgaard by day, Ferdinand by night! Quite the title for winemaker Evan Frazier who currently works as assistant winemaker for the mighty Kongsgaard dynasty as well as producing wine under his own label, Ferdinand. Evan’s wines walk a tightrope between their Spanish heritage and Californian interpretation, with the utmost respect to the fruit and the vineyard. His winemaking is simple and low intervention, never inoculating, adding acid, enzymes or sugar, with judicious use of oak and minimal sulphur.
Details & Tasting Notes
Producer: Ferdinand WInes
Region: Napa
Vintage: 2018
Grape: Albariño
Type: Organic
Bottle: 375 ml
Alcohol Content: 13.0%

Savoury and floral, and some ripe, punchy fruit. Orange peel and lime zest, lemongrass, quince and grapefruit. Almond skin, nutmeg and root ginger. Lees ageing in neutral oak gives the wine finesse, sophistication, and a hint of nuttiness - a pleasing complement to the variety's balance of natural acidity, slight bitterness, and salty finish. There's a lot going on here!