2020 Brecon True Acacia Head Albarino

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2020 Brecon True Acacia Head Albarino
2020 Brecon True Acacia Head Albarino

A truly new world Albarino. Luscious, rich, mouthwatering, with aromatics reminiscent of a Coastal Sauvignon Blanc. Now perhaps these are somewhat rarer descriptors for an Albarino, but a wonderful example of what happens when we customize the wine by fermenting in Acacia. By ‘pimping it’s ride’ so to speak, with this unusual barrel we bring elegant white peach and nectarine fruit nuances while adding a little structure/richness in the mid palate. All without those sometimes pesky toasty or vanilla influences associated with traditional Oak Barrels.

Production notes

Robinia Pseudoacacia (European Acacia or Black Locust) has been used in France for many generations on varietals such as Viognier or Sauvignon Blanc. In 2015 Brecon saw a natural affinity between these varietals and our cool coastal Albariño’s. What actually started as a winemaker's simple curiosity (a couple of Acacia Head barrels locked up under the stairs, à la Harry Potter) morphed into this exciting new wine style. P.S. It’s actually a false Acacia originating in South Eastern USA.

Varietal Composition100% Edna Valley 2020

AppellationCentral Coast
AgingDrink Now-2026
Residual Sugar.14g/100ml
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date03/23/2021
Cases Produced276

We are so lucky to have our grubby mitts on a visionary planting that is now the oldest planting of Albariño in the Central Coast. It currently contains three different clones planted on super dark volcanic soils. Just one particular clone in 2020 showed potential to produce our richer style of Albariño. Much of this vineyard has been recently lost to expansion of one of the more leafy suburbs of San Luis Obispo. Not sure how much longer we will be able to offer this remarkable drop.

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