Wine region: Kras
Variety: 30% malvasia, 30% chardonnay, 30% sauvignon, 10% vitovska grganja
Maturation: 2 years in used barrique barrels
Maceration: 20 days
Boris’s tip: Great orange cuvee with a lot of fruit aromas. Great with pasta with lobster in tomato sauce.
Cuvee 2017 is a typical representative of “orange wines”. Full bodied white wine.The color is intense reminiscent of old gold. The nose of the wine displays it ́s perfect combination of fruitiness, creamity and minerality. On the palate wine is harmonious, elegant, full, complex and mature. Plenty of character and a fine, long aftertaste.
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.