2017 Estate Orange Wine (Skin Fermented Vidal)/750ml
Orange Wine, or what is now technically called “Skin-Fermented White”, has become quite the object of fascination for the wine world over the past few years. While at times polarizing for its provocative nature, the style undoubtedly has a vibrancy and refreshing deliciousness that is hard to resist. Distinct citrus and banana notes give way to white flowers and steeped black tea. On the palate, the acidity is balanced by ripe green fruit and more tea flavours, both herbal and earthy. There is certainly a sense of transferability to this wine; it will appeal to ardent fans of beverages such as sour beers and kombucha. While pairing any food with this wine becomes a fun adventure, we have found noted success with food typically difficult to pair with most wines: leafy salads with vinaigrette, bitter greens such as kale or collards, and artichokes in all its forms
- Vegan Friendly Wine
Jason Solanski - 91 Points
"Stelvin screw cap enclosure. Cloudy orange colour. Highly fragrant nose offers aromas of citrus and black tea leaves with hints of floral and sage. More pronounced tart citrus, floral, and black tea flavours are well-balanced on the nicely textured, medium-bodied palate. Dry mouthfeel with some chalkiness. Acids are bright and balanced. Some tea, sage and earthy notes linger on the long finish. I'll be honest, I have tasted previous vintages and never really been a big fan of this wine, but this latest vintage is very compelling and engaging. Highly recommended. Best with a light chill."