Catalunya, Spain — A structured age-worthy skin contact orange wine. Really well made, with no rough edges. Round fruit, kind of waxy, very textural, lots of orange and peach, white flowers, Indian spices, but dry and a nice minerality.
From vines around 70 years old planted on 1.5 hectares of clay, stony and calcareous soils, the grapes are hand-harvested at the end of September, intensely sorted and then de-stemmed. Maceration lasts around eight weeks before spontaneous fermentation takes place in clay amphorae (300-2500L), using indigenous yeasts, for eight weeks under temperature control. The wine is then moved to used barrels (200-600L) and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation where it rests on lees for seven months, stirring every day in the beginning with inert gas until the wine is protected.