Authentic, Artisan, Atlantic
Since its inception in 2000, Attis has gained an almost cult-like status in Spain, recognised not just for the purity and complexity of their Albariños but also their ground breaking ‘Atlantic Reds.’
The Farina brothers call the shots here, Robustiano and Baldomero, ably assisted by French oenologist Jean Francois Hebrand and the extended family, including Robustiano Jr. The 12ha estate is located in the Val do Salnes in the heart of Rias Baixas. The vineyards (almost entirely pergola trained) overlook the Arousa estuary and the Atlantic beyond. The rhythm of the estate is of course dictated almost entirely by the ocean and no wine better encapsulates this than Attis Mar which was submerged in a (secret!) inlet and gently rocked by the currents for six months.
Albariño ‘Cuvée Mar’
50 year old vines, spontaneous fermentation, 6 months of lees ageing in steel and oak foudres, followed by 6 months ageing in bottle at a depth of 12m. The sea-ageing process lends an incredible depth to the wine whilst retaining the inherent stone fruit characters and youthful acidity. Available either as individual bottles or in a x3 presentation case.
35 year old vines, natural yeasts, 4 months on lees in steel. A worthy introduction to the estate's inimitable style.
Xión ‘Cuvée Tinto’
A blend of pergola-trained Pedral, Sousón and Espadeiro with 12 months in French oak. Luscious and fruit-driven but with a vein of intense spice. A remarkable 'all-rounder'. Just 4,000 bottles produced.
Albariño ‘Lias Finas’
50 year old vines, spontaneous fermentation, 6 months of lees ageing in steel and oak foudres. Flagship cuvee with stone fruit and iodine intensity.