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Tillingham - Qvevri Orange 2019

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.

Nerd Notes:

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.