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El Troyano – Orange wine

£11.75

Description

A great introduction to ‘Orange wine’, which you may have seen appear on various restaurant lists and wine bars over recent years. Essentially a white wine, that has been in contact or fermented on it’s skins (normally removed).
A great introduction to ‘Orange wine’, which you may have seen appear on various restaurant lists and wine bars over recent years. Essentially a white wine, that has been in contact or fermented on it’s skins (normally removed). This example is made from Verdejo grapes, macerated in 200 litre clay amphora and large French oak vats. Pump overs help extract the amber colours and lees ageing adds smoothness and complexity. The result is an intriguing and refreshing wine with aromas of peach and orange. On the palate it is savoury and persistent, with marked acidity and delicate hints of vanilla and spice. Great with food, particuarly appetisers, salmon, grilled chicken and semi cured cheese like Manchego. Best drink lightly chilled, why not try ‘Orange’? Simon J Woolf, vinepair.com "This wine, from Parra Jimenez, wins the most-fun-wine-I've-tasted-all-year award. Bright, tangy redcurrant & rhubarb fruit, with a subtle tannic prickle that does exactly what rhubarb does to your tongue. And a lovely creamy finish that underpins the fruit. Who knew that Verdejo, grown biodynamically in La Mancha, could create this sort of rosé-with-attitude? Super fresh, fun & Genre-busting in every possible way." August 2020

Taste

Sappy whitecurrant, Spicy and savoury

Aroma

Lightly-pressed red berries, Orange and allspice

Certified Organic since 1995 the Parra family’s pursuit came from the devotion of the three brothers Francisco, Javier, and Luis. They founded their La Mancha property with the conviction to organically and biodynamically farm every vine under their care. The Parra family works two large vineyards in La Mancha, Central Spain near the town of Las Mesas (The Tables), totalling 180 hectares. 100% Organic 100% Honest.

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