Artesano Vintners

Artesano Vintners Pardalet Vino Blanco 2022


Wine Type:, Orange
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Vintage:, 2022
Country:, Spain
Region:, Catalonia
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml

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Producer profile

Artesano Vintners

In 2016, New Zealanders Mike Shepherd and Alex Craighead embarked on a winemaking venture, founding Artesano Vintners in Spain. With Mike's expertise as a winemaker in Barcelona and Alex's experience as the owner of Don and Kindelli Wines in Nelson, New Zealand, they saw Catalonia's rich resources as an ideal setting for their project.

Their initial offering, produced in the Catalonian regions of Conca de Barberà and Priorat, featured two distinct wines. The first, "La Benjamina," is an ancestral wine, showcasing a deep connection to traditional winemaking methods. The second, "Parellatxa," is a lighter red blend that brings together the varietals Parellada and Garnatxa. These wines were crafted in a modest space within Bodega La Boella.

Artesano Vintners' approach to winemaking emphasizes natural processes. Their production is limited, with only 1200 bottles in total, ensuring a focus on quality and uniqueness. They utilize wild yeasts in the fermentation process and abstain from adding sulfites. Additionally, their wines are unfiltered and unclarified, preserving the natural character and purity of the grapes.

The winemakers also engage in a collaborative project with Celler Comunica in Falset. This partnership has led to the creation of "Miksei," a red wine annually produced from organic vineyards, further showcasing their commitment to sustainable and organic winemaking practices.

Overall, Artesano Vintners stands out for its dedication to crafting small-batch, natural wines that celebrate the rich viticultural heritage of Catalonia, blending traditional techniques with a modern, minimal-intervention approach.

Wine region

Catalonia, Spain

Penedès, located west of Barcelona in Catalunya, Spain, is a key player in the natural wine world. Recognized as Catalunya's most vital wine district, Penedès boasts the prestigious DO (Denominación de Origen) status. This region is globally celebrated for producing outstanding Cava sparkling wines crafted using the traditional Champenoise method.

In Penedès, the Mediterranean climate shapes the terroir, featuring mild winters and hot summers. The region is divided into three subregions: Baix Penedès (Low Penedès), Medio Penedès (Middle Penedès), and Alt Penedès (High Penedès). Each area presents unique climatic variations influenced by factors like altitude and proximity to the coast. The soil composition in Penedès is diverse and predominantly calcareous, but it also includes sandy and clayey varieties.

The red wines of Penedès are typically blends of local grape varieties. The main red grape, Tempranillo, is complemented by Garnacha (Garnatxa), Monastrell, and Carinena. Penedès winemakers have innovatively blended these native varietals with international grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, producing increasingly notable results.

As for white wines, Penedès is expanding its repertoire beyond its famous Cava. Traditional native varietals like Xarel-lo, Macabeo, and Parellada, typically used in Cava production, are now also being crafted into delightful still wines. The introduction of Chardonnay, both in Cava blends and as a standalone varietal for still wines, is a growing trend in the region, adding a new dimension to Penedès's natural wine offerings.

Frequently asked question

We will process and ship your order in 2-3 business days, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking as soon as the Carrier scans the shipping label.

Ground shipping time depends on location, here's a breakdown:

West Coast: 1-2 business days
Midwest: 3-4 business days
East Coast: 5 business days

Process time is not shipping time. Shipping time starts from the days successive to the day of shipping, after the order has been processed.

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If applicable, please consider delivering the package to a business address to ensure someone is available to sign for the package.

We also have the option of delivering the package to a Carrier's store for pickup. Please reach out to us to coordinate.

Carrier will try to delivery a package up to three times before returning the package to us.

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If you miss a delivery and a package gets returned to us we have two options:

1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.