CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
ALBERTO ORTE 'VARA Y PULGAR' TINTILLA
ALBERTO ORTE VINOS

The Tintilla grape, also known as Graciano, pretty much disappeared after the Phylloxera epidemic in the early 20th century. However, Alberto Orte recovered cuttings from a few still standing Tintilla vines and has propagated enough to produce the first 100% Tintilla in over a century in the Jerez region. These organically farmed vines were planted in 1993 and the vineyard sits at 197 feet in elevation upon beds of Albariza, a type of white chalky soil similar to those found in Champagne. The wine is aged for a total of 19 months. The first 12 months in 40% oak vata and 60% concrete tanks. The remaining months are spent in French oak barrels. 

Aromatically the wine is heavily perfumed with notes of fine tobacco smoke, white chalk, sweet black and blue fruits, wildflowers and dried herbs. The palate is filled with boysenberry, tart cherries, violets, and has a spicy, elongated finish. 


JAMES SUCKLING
-2014-

VINOUS
-2016-

JAMES SUCKLING
-2015-
PRODUCER Alberto Orte Vinos
FARMING Organic
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Tintilla
REGION Andalucía
APPELLATION Cádiz
ALCOHOL % 13.50%
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
AOV-310-10-18 12x750
PRODUCER Alberto Orte Vinos
FARMING Organic
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Tintilla
REGION Andalucía
APPELLATION Cádiz
ALCOHOL % 13.50%
SCORES
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
AOV-310-10-17 12x750