Thursday, November 12, 2020

More Orange Wines

More Orange Wines

2019 Brash Higgins Zibibbo Orange Wine...$35.99
Only 288 cases made
Brash Higgins Zibibbo 2019:A truly intriguing wine - A bone-dry muscat which has been fermented with native wild yeasts and kept in contact with the skins and seeds for six month all in terracotta amphorae.
"Cloudy and a diaphanous, pale copper in appearance. The wine is dry yet exudes tantalising herbal, spice and stone fruit aromas. Complex nose of apricot, graphite/pencil shavings, cut ginger, cloves, elderflower, white pepper, Belgian white ale, and wild honey leaps from the glass. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry but with good grip, an earthy sweet chalk/clay element with notes of lemon oil, tangerines, tea and cinnamon apples"

2016 San Fereolo's Coste del Riavolo Langhe Bianco Orange Wine...$31.99
Nicoletta Bocca's lone white wine is from a steeply-sloped, north-facing parcel just below the winery, an an elevation of 500 meters. It is 70% Riesling and 30% Gewurztraminer, which is co-fermented in a large wood vat after a 5-day maceration. After 24 to 30 months in a mix of large barrels, it spends a year in bottle.

Warm orchard fruit is generous in texture with a freshness and acidity that speaks to both the dominant Riesling character and the mineral soil.

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