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Škegro Orange Žilavka 2021

Product Description

Hailing from West Herzegovina, this amber wine from the native Žilavka varietal has a lightly hazy golden copper color, with Golden Delicious apple, white peach and eucalyptus on the nose. Dried apricot and toasted almond on the palate, with a bracing acidity  Mouthwatering acid on the finish. Fresh and vibrant, but not without a serious side. Wants to meet some grilled sardines or a chicken tagine!

Hand-picked selected grapes, berries fermented in open vats after gentle destemming, regular manual cap punchdown, ambient temperature control, spontaneous wild yeast fermentation with prepared pied de cuve starter from the same vineyard, 15-20 days fermentation with maceration, gentle pressing and immediate transfer to neutral oak barrels with as much yeast sediment as possible, natural malolactic completed. The winemaking is aimed to obtain natural spontaneous microbial stability: clean healthy grapes, good acidity and fruit freshness at harvest, avoiding high alcohol and difficult fermentation. Aged 6-8 months in neutral 225L oak barrels, with no fine lees stirring.

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