Gonzalez Bastias 2018 'Naranjo' Orange Wine, Maule Valley

Gonzalez Bastias 2018 'Naranjo' Orange Wine, Maule Valley

Item Number: 12876

UPC: 7-804658070056

Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley
Sub Region: Maule
Appellation/AVA: Maule Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 40% Pink Moscatel / 40% Torontel / 20% Pais
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: River sand on top of granite bedrock

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from a 4 hectare plot of 200-year-old dry farmed, horse plowed bush vines. The soil is composed of river sand on top of granite bedrock. The vineyard is located on the bank of the Maule River, about 40 kilometers from the coast.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested. The fruit is pressed by hand over traditional bamboo zarandas into open top vats. The three varietals are cofermented on the skins with native yeasts. Fermentation lasts about 30 days. The wine then ages for 6 months in large, 100 year old Rauli (native Chilean wood) barrels. No additives or sulfur are added. Wine is unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Peaches and orange peal with a juicy mouthfeel. Mineral with medium acidity and a long lasting finish. Best paired with spicy, sweet and sour, creamy, and sweet dishes.

Reviews

  • The Feiring Line
    Rating: NR (8/30/2019)

    The moscatel and the torrontel ferment on the skins with a maceration that lasts 60 days; 20% of país juice is then added with the skins of their other white wine. I’ve had this in the non skin contact version and what a difference. That was nice. This is love. Simply delicious. The tannin is low and it’s a full savory kind of fruit salad with the most amazing touch of bitterness. It works at super high coldness and at room temperature. Go ahead. Play.