- 89 Points – Wine Enthusiast 2021 (vintage 2018)
- Gold – Berliner Wein Trophy 2020 (vintage 2018)
- Bronze – IWSC Hong Kong 2020 (vintage 2018)
For this Orange wine, the winemaker chose Sauvignon Blanc & Fetească Regală as the two grape varieties. The grapes were destemmed and lightly pressed. Then they were allowed to ferment on the skins at 18-20 degrees Celsius for 3 weeks, during which daily remontage was done, to extract aromas, tannins and color. Matured for 3 months in a 5000 liters oak vat, the wine was allowed to fully develop for an additional year before bottling.
The yellow-orange color was brought by keeping the must in contact with the skins of the grapes for a long time. This orange wine opens up with aromas that remind us of wildflowers, aromatic herbs, and beeswax. In the glass, we have a potpourri of spices with a sweet sensation of apricot jam. It has a full taste, with a fine and elegant structure of tannins, showing accents of vanilla and baked apples, around which the wine slowly reveals its alluring complexity.
It can be paired with complex and aromatic food, such as aged cheeses from cows milk, garlicky marrow bruschetta, or even dark chocolate with sea salt.
This wine is best served at a temperature of 14-16°C.