This case contains a range of orange/skin contact wines from across the world.
What's in the box?
La Torretta, Bianco, 2020 - Apricot, Almonds, Aromatic
Manually harvested grapes are spontaneously fermented in open Amphora before fining for 9 months in Georgian Qvevri and bottled the summer after bottling with no additions. This is a bright & fragrant style of skin contact wine with a complex bouquet with surprising freshness.
This is Accadia's first experiment with skin contact, and bottling without filtration. On the skins for 20/25 days, the wine is not clarified nor filtered and spends twelve months in stainless steel on the lees. A great way into this style of wine, it is not too challenging and is delicious.
Flaneur is the latest addition to the Pianogrillo portfolio. A light orange wine that is a lovely way int this other style of wine. It is obtained exclusively from Grillo grapes with a short maceration on skins for 5 days and aged only in stainless steel.
AA Badenhorst, Secateurs Riviera, 2021- Spicy, Earthy, Dried Apricot
This is a skin macerated Chenin Blanc from an old vineyard situated next to a dry river. Around 60% of the grapes are placed partially whole bunch and partially destemmed in a concrete tank. The rest of the grapes are pressed,a nd the juice is run on top of the grapes to get the fermentation going. Two thirds of the fermentation take place on skin after which the run-off must is taken to old 500L casks where fermentation is completed. No sulphur is added during the fermentation. The wine matures for 10 months in old casks on top of the gross lees. Unfiltered so can have a slight haze. A very elegant Orange that is wonderfully textured.
This is the Cataratto on skins, macerated for 3 days and bottled without fining, filtration or sulphur. Intriguing aromas of spicy apple, quince and plum with a touch of tannin. A great way into this style of wine.
Les Funambules, Gewurtztraminer, 2021 -Rich, Textured, Aromatic
An absolute peach of a wine this one. Wonderful expression of gewurtz with a skin contact twist that takes it into interesting territory. As you would expect this is richly aromatic and wonderfully textured. Seriously, grab a bottle.