- Producer: Bodegas Verum
- DO: VT Castilla
- Vintage: 2021
- ABV: 12%
- Grape: Albillo Real | Moravia Agria
- Certified Organic
This is the winery’s first orange wine, made with a blend of 85% Albillo Real white grapes plus a touch of the red variety, Moravia Agria. This demands an absolutely rigorous approach in the vineyard and the winery as what’s on the grape skins will make its way into the final wine. The Moravia is vinified as if it were a white variety - ie with no skin maceration – while the Albillo Real remains in contact with the grape skins for two months. Once fermented, the wine spends 4 months ageing in stainless steel and a further 6 months in old, 4,500-litre clay tinajas.
A wine with dense orange tones. A complex nose with notes of grapefruit, ripe apples, and a subtle hint of sherry. The wine also has traces of dried flowers, country herbs, peach and ripe melon, making for a very different profile to your average white wine. On the palate, the wine is slightly oily but with an expansive acidity that grows in the mouth and, coupled with ripe fruit, lends the wine a very refreshing aftertaste. This is an orange wine with structure and acidity, which makes it perfect coupled with fish like cod, salmon or tuna for example. It also combines very well with white meat and poultry.