Bodegas Cueva 2019 Orange, Utiel-Requena DO (Valencia)

Bodegas Cueva 2019 Orange, Utiel-Requena DO (Valencia)

Item Number: 17112

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Valencia
Sub Region: Valencia
Appellation/AVA: Utiel-Requen DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): Tardana / Macabeo
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Sandy calcareous
Elevation: 650-700 meters

Winemaking Notes: This orange wine is a blend of Macabeo and Tardana. The Tardana got very mature and ripe in 2019, resulting in little redish-pink dots on the grape skins, which gives this vintage a more orange-pink color in the glass. The grapes are manually harvested and then macerate on the skins in stainless steel tanks for 30 days followed by spontaneous yeast fermentation. The wine ages on the lees for several more months in tank before bottling. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and without sulfites.

Tasting Notes: Bodegas Cueva Orange is a hazy orange-pink-peach hue in the glass with tasty apricot-like skin contact flavors. It's wild but only mildly so; very enjoyable.