Catoctin Breeze Vineyard has officially announced their line-up of new wines for the June 2021 Cactoctin Cru release. Among them is the 2020 Waltz Albariño, the latest addition to their Composer Wine Series. Along with the introduction of this unique crisp white, comes a new wine label design featuring a whimsical illustration of Austrian composer, Johann Strauss Jr. (1825–1899).

Each wine label within this series showcases a famous composer, all of which were hand-drawn while listening to a notable composition by each respective artist. For the Waltz Albariño, Strauss Jr. was illustrated while listening to his Voices of Spring Waltz. And for that special pop of color on the label, we selected a fresh summer green to reflect the wine’s origins, the Albariño grape. This is the thirteenth wine label and illustration to join the Catoctin Breeze Vineyard Composer Wine Series.

Walt Albariño Tasting Notes

Grown in the sandy soils of St. Mary’s County, this Albariño has notes of melon, sea salt, and stone fruit. On the palate you get very fresh flavors of granny smith apples and nectarine. 100% Albariño, medium acidity, and well balanced. Pairs very nicely with Old Bay seasoning.

58 cases produced
Bottled May 7, 2021

Named after the land in which the vines are grown and the constant breeze that graces the site, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard was established in 2010 by the Fizyta family with the vision to handcraft terroir driven wines that exhibit a sense of place. Great wine starts in the vineyard. Catoctin Breeze Vineyard believes that in order to take an authentic and natural approach towards making great wines, they must start with growing quality fruit in a sustainable way. During the winemaking process, they gently guide the wine from barrel to bottle, allowing the wine to reflect its terroir.


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