An Orange wine – just look at that colour! Orange wines are trending at the moment and offer a unique wine tasting experience. This one by TheEnglishWineMaker.com is unfined and unfiltered producing a low intervention natural wine. Tastes of cider with hints of sour craft ale this is a refreshing wine for a hot summers day.
From the wine maker:
Hand-picked Moscato from North of the village of Canelli, Piedmont, NW Italy. A proportion of whole bunch fermentation in stainless steel with natural indigenous yeasts. A slow fermentation needing no temperature control, the mass of the skins preventing diurnal peaks and troughs. The wine was left on the grape skins for quite a few weeks post fermentation before gentle pressing in a traditional basket press. Bottled un-fined and unfiltered, with the minimum addition of sulphur.
Deeply golden and a touch hazy in the glass. Floral and aromatic with classic grapey aromas backed up with tangerine pith, honeysuckle, lavender and a spicy edge of clove and cinnamon. The palate is intense and dry with mid-palate weight and salinity; all that is promised on the nose is delivered. Extraordinarily persistent and opening out as the bottle is open longer.
ESTATE: Villa Giada S.A, Canelli, Italy
GRAPES: Moscato 100%
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY: Yes, certified by Vegan OK Az. 0716
EGG/MILK ALLERGENS: None
HARVEST: Handpicked Moscato from North of the Village of Canelli.
ASPECT: South east
FARMING: Certified sustainable agriculture by Valor Italia
-Handpicked and winery sorted fruit
-25% whole bunch
-Natural indegenous yeast fermentation in one open 10Hl stainless steel tank
-No temperature control
-Hand plunged twice a day, no pump overs
-Fermented to dryness and sealed up, left on skins for 63 days total
-Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally
-Basket pressed and returned to stainless steel tank
-Racked again after Christmas
-Bottled on the 30th January 2019 without fining or filtration
-20mg/l addition of SO2 at bottling
TOTAL SO2: <30mg/l
FREE SO2: <17mg/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.25g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.07 g/l
PRODUCTION: 908 bottles