Wine region: Slovenian Istria
Variety: 100% malvasia
Maturation: 24 months in used oak barrels
Maceration: 6 days
Boris’s tip: Scampi in tomato sauce and a bottle of aMorus. What to say?
Unique, beautiful quality, noble wine fell the wealth of nature, character of Istria, tradition and gentle hand of winemaker. A rich and full wine with an intense gold color and a complex aroma, that is still maturing and evolving. Intensive and temperamental, aromatic remainding of citrus, peaches, flowers of acacia and sweet spices. A mineral palate whit a good combination of elegance and structure. Very distinctive and delicate at the same time. It’s a “Selection”, 6 days of maceration like red wines. Ageing 24 months in old Slovenian and French oak barrels, lying on lees.
Orange wine, also known as skin-contact white wine, skin-fermented white wine, or amber wine, is a type of wine made from white wine grapes where the grape skins are not removed, as in typical white wine production, and stay in contact with the juice for days or even months. This contrasts with conventional white wine production, which involves crushing the grapes and quickly moving the juice off the skins into the fermentation vessel. The skins contain colour pigment, phenols and tannins that would normally be considered undesirable for white wines, while for red wines skin contact and maceration is a vital part of the winemaking process that gives red wine its color, flavor, and texture.
Maceration is the winemaking process where tannins coloring agents and flavor compounds—are leached from the grape skins, seeds and stems into the must. To macerate is to soften by soaking, and maceration is the process by which the red wine receives its red color, since raw grape juice is clear-grayish in color.