Las Espinas - White Piquette Frizzante (2021)
Las Espinas - White Piquette Frizzante (2021)

Las Espinas - White Piquette Frizzante (2021)

Made from 100% Verdelho, this bottle smells like slushy frozen lemonade, ocean foam, and crystallized grapefruit. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This is an undisgorged, living wine. Chill the wine upright. Clean the outside of the bottle after removing from the refrigerator. Very slowly lift the crown cap while holding the entire bottle of wine vertically over the glass. Do not entirely remove the crown cap from the bottle, just enough to let it release wine down the wine bottle and into the glass. Video instructions sent by request.

An opportunity to purchase fruit arose, and with a little cajoling from my father and my intelligence, determination, and instinct as a third-generation winemaker. Las Espinas is a return to my roots, a chance to claim the winemaking heritage I’d been given, and then neglected, for too long. It’s a privilege to work alongside my father and his assistant winemaker, and try my hand at capturing the many facets of West Texas terroir through my own youthful, female lens (it doesn’t always go hand in hand with my father’s).

The Las Espinas wines are here to play. They’re the joyful coalescence of my experiences as an Advanced Sommelier, a cellar rat, a winemaker’s daughter, and a woman who loves a good glass. Each bottling is spirited, easy-drinking, and stripped of pretention.

Las Espinas is a home to tiny lots of fruit from small growers that might otherwise get passed over by large wineries. My emphasis will always be on quality over quantity—each passing vintage represents a seized opportunity.

A note about the labels… It began with the artwork of Robert Rogers. A close family friend, he allowed me the privilege of using four of my favorite paintings as the labels of Las Espinas, then only a nameless project keeping me up at night. The colors and textures of each label captured the native cacti of West Texas in delightful detail—perfect for a wine that is, above all, proudly Texan. Meanwhile, the bright colors and dainty scalloped edges of papel picado pay homage to my mother’s Mexican heritage. The name ‘Las Espinas’ came naturally (one of the only parts of this project that did!)—a reference to the gorgeous cacti and their thorns that remind us life may be prickly sometimes, but it’s surrounded by beauty to be grateful for. And if anything, this last year and this endeavor has instilled this in me.

Notes of crunchy peaches and tinned mandarin slices dissolve in a clean, green, saline finish.

A versatile wine to pair with your first meal outdoors of the season..and all the ones that follow.

About the Winemaker

An opportunity to purchase fruit arose, and with a little cajoling from my father and my intelligence, determination, and instinct as a third-generation winemaker. Las Espinas is a return to my roots, a chance to claim the winemaking heritage I’d been given, and then neglected, for too long. It’s a privilege to work alongside my father and his assistant winemaker, and try my hand at capturing the many facets of West Texas terroir through my own youthful, female lens (it doesn’t always go hand in hand with my father’s).

The Las Espinas wines are here to play. They’re the joyful coalescence of my experiences as an Advanced Sommelier, a cellar rat, a winemaker’s daughter, and a woman who loves a good glass. Each bottling is spirited, easy-drinking, and stripped of pretention.

Las Espinas is a home to tiny lots of fruit from small growers that might otherwise get passed over by large wineries. My emphasis will always be on quality over quantity—each passing vintage represents a seized opportunity.

A note about the labels… It began with the artwork of Robert Rogers. A close family friend, he allowed me the privilege of using four of my favorite paintings as the labels of Las Espinas, then only a nameless project keeping me up at night. The colors and textures of each label captured the native cacti of West Texas in delightful detail—perfect for a wine that is, above all, proudly Texan. Meanwhile, the bright colors and dainty scalloped edges of papel picado pay homage to my mother’s Mexican heritage. The name ‘Las Espinas’ came naturally (one of the only parts of this project that did!)—a reference to the gorgeous cacti and their thorns that remind us life may be prickly sometimes, but it’s surrounded by beauty to be grateful for. And if anything, this last year and this endeavor has instilled this in me.

Tasting Notes

Notes of crunchy peaches and tinned mandarin slices dissolve in a clean, green, saline finish.

Pairings 

A versatile wine to pair with your first meal outdoors of the season..and all the ones that follow.