Equivalent Bottle Price £25.49
Oriol Artigas, together with Pepe and Pilar under the Bardissots label, bottles the only 100% Beier wine in the world, from the only vineyard of the variety that is left anywhere. Well, the older gentleman who owns the vineyard also makes some wine from it, for his own personal consumption - but other than that, this is it. Beier means bee-house, and the history of the grape is likely intertwined with beekeeping. The grapes are hand harvested, fermented whole-cluster, then left on the skins for about 14 days, before resting in stainless steel. The 2019 vintage suited Beier very well: the nose is delicate red and purple flowers, cherries and raspberries with a hint of green fennel, and the palate follows with raspberry, cherry, and pomegranate framed with delicate tannins and granitic minerality.