#10 Airén-Macabeo Orange 1.5L (Bagnum)
AIRÉN-MACABEO - 2017
CASTILLA LA MANCHA, SPAIN
ORGANIC | NATURAL
3 weeks skin contact and 10 months on lees in amphora leads to a juicy, well structured, aromatic orange with big notes of ripe mango, pineapple and a sherried finish.
Dionisio farms 20 hectares of middle aged vines and has done so following organic principles for many years. He has also grafted on elements of biodynamics - especially the use of the lunar calendar. The soils here are limestone heavy (unusual for Valdepeñas) and yield wines that are structured and lifted. All of the wines are made in old Tinajas (clay amphora), the reds going through both fermentation and maturation, whilst the whites are fermented in stainless steel and then transferred to Tinajas. Nothing is added to the wines at any time except for low levels of SO2 at filling.