“My aim with this wine is to keep to the classic style of traditional Albariño from Rías Baixas region of Spain, showcasing its vibrant acidity and fresh aromatics of tangerine and ripe peach. This wine is crisp and refreshing, with tropical notes of banana and grapefruit, along with an indigenous salty characteristic. It is a great accompaniment to just about any shellfish.”
Christian Roguenant, Winemaker
VARIETAL HISTORY TASTING NOTE
Grapes for this wine were grown on the rolling slopes of vineyards in the Edna Valley of California. Located halfway between Monterey to the north and Santa Barbara to the south, this tiny valley boasts one of the coolest, and longest, growing seasons in the state. Much like the Rías Baixas, the Edna Valley maintains a consistent, temperate climate from vintage to vintage. The extended hang time encourages full ripening and development of intense varietal character, a tangent imperative. In both regions, the vines produce small, loose clusters of hard berries ranging in color from yellowy to slightly pink.
As tangent aims to produce vibrant wines of good acid structure to be naturally enjoyed with a wide range of foods, this wine was made without any oak influence, nor did any portion of it go through malo-lactic fermentation. It is a perfect match with most fish, and shellfish especially. Traditional Spanish tapas also work well, particularly when salty or a bit spicy.