Tillingham - Qvevri Orange 2019
Region: East Sussex / England
Grapes: 25% Bacchus, 25% Müller Thurgau. 25% Madeleine Angevine, 25% Ortega
Pale golden orange colour, slightly hazy. Citrus peel, stone fruit and salinity on the nose, lead onto a zesty, vibrant palate, with layers of texture and a persistent finish.
Each of the four varieties were crushed and destemmed (apart from the Madeleine Angevine, which remained as wholebunches), the amount of skins varied from 100% in the Ortega and Madeleine Angevine, down to 30% in the Müller Thurgau and Bacchus. The time on skins varied anywhere from a month to four months, before pumping out the wine and pressing the skins from the Qvevri. The wines then went into a mixture of old oak barrels and foudre for a further 4 months.
The four components were blended into stainless tanks before bottling in small batches by gravity. Unfined & unfiltered.