About La Cana 2020 Alberino, Rias Baixas
La Cana is a wine that Jorge Ordonez and his winemaking team craft to demonstrate the potential that Albariño shows as a high-quality, serious wine. As Jorge was the first person to export this variety, he has a tremendous passion and appreciation for Albarino, and as a result, feels the variety should be used to produce serious wines. La Cana demonstrates the complexity, intensity, and longevity Albariño can achieve when sourced from old vineyards and using serious winemaking practices.
Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. 25% fermentation by indigenous yeast in French oak. 75% fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged 8 months sur lie in the fermentation vessel. 25% in puncheons and demi-muids and 75% in stainless steel, with battonage.
James Suckling scored this 93 points saying "Very fresh and vivid with sliced-apple, orange-peel, stone and salt aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a bright finish. Lovely combination of pure fruit and hints of the sea. Drink now."
Vinous scored this 92 points saying "Light, vivid yellow. Fresh, mineral-tinged pear, nectarine, melon and floral scents are complemented by hints of honey, lemon curd and chamomile. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering energetic orchard and citrus fruit flavors that tighten up and turn spicier through the back half. Finishes very long and nervy, with repeating florality and a spicy jolt of candied ginger."
Wine Spectator scored this 91 points saying "Firm acidity supports the round texture in this solid white, whose peach and lime flavors are balanced by brine and blanched almond notes. Reserved, but harmonious and deep. Drink now."