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ORNG Orange Wine, 2020

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2020 Prince Edward County 750 mL, 11.5% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 91 pts

50% Riesling, 35% Gewürztraminer and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. The skins were left in contact with the wine for ~8 months — 254 days to be exact.

Fruit was destemmed and fermented naturally in vertical stainless steel tanks. During fermentation the cap was punched down twice daily until it started to weaken. Tanks were then sealed tight for several months. Pressed after ~8 months on skins. Aged in neutral oak for ~2 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a minute amount of sulphur added (10ppm).

Begins with aromatics of candied oranges and eucalyptus followed by incredibly fresh mushroom on the nose. Well-integrated tannins meet with juicy acidity and deliver a dried apricot finish.

Critic's Rating

Enticing nose of tangerine, lychee nut, rose blossoms and citrus pith. Lovely texture on the palate, some tannins, apple skin, tangy citrus, ginger, apricots and orange peel along a racy finish with reductive notes from start to finish. Out of the ordinary, yes, but something that would definitely spark an intellectual discussion about the outer boundaries of winemaker.
- Rick VanSickle
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