Skin ferment wine 750ml – Muddy Water skin ferment 2019, NZ (Organic)
It’s the new colour on the wine spectrum – white wine made as if it were red.
Simon Woolf – The Amber Revolution
This is a new centuries-old style of vinification. Orange wines are the most characterful, thrilling and food-friendly styles on our shelves today, with their deep hues, intense aromas and complex flavours. What exactly is orange wine? The term is increasingly used for white wines where the grapes were left in contact with their skins for days, weeks or even months. Effectively, this is a white wine made as if it were red. The result differs not only in colour, but is also markedly more intense on the nose and palate, sometimes with significant tannins.
- Muddy Water Skin Ferment White 2020 Waipara notes: Deep orange colour, with complex oriental flavours of mandarin, clove, citrus peel and bergamot. Textural, plush palate with firm tannins. Exotic!
- 48% Riesling, 46 % Gewurtztraminer, 2 % Gruner Veltliner, 2% St Laurent and 2 % Chardonnay, all grown organically.
- Excellent. Drink: 2020-2030. Score – 95. (Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au, April 3, 2020)
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