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L’Eclettico Paglione 2018 (Orange Wine)

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One Line Description L’Eclettico Paglione 2018 (Orange Wine), organic, 8 days skin contact, Malvasia and Bombino, fresh acidity and well balanced fruit characterise this delicious skin contact white wine.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Puglia, Italy
Producer Paglione
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 50% Bombino Bianco, 50% Malvasia Bianca
Alcohol 12% abv
Terroir Calcereous
Total Sulphur Level 70mg/l
Maturation 8 months in steel, then 8 months in bottle
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 6-8 years from the vintage
Production Detail Organic, hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast, 8 day skin maceration, natural malolactic fermentation in steel, unfined, unfiltered.
Natural Features Vegan, Skin Contact White Wine, Unfined, Funky Aromas, Unfiltered
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L’Eclettico Paglione 2018 (Orange Wine), organic, 8 days skin contact, Malvasia and Bombino, fresh acidity and well balanced fruit characterise this delicious skin contact white wine. Eclectic is a great way to describe this rare skin contact wine from Puglia. The grapes lend themselves very well to the style as the final wine has great balance between fresh fruit characters, fresh acidity and the full spectrum of orange wine flavours like notes of clove and ginger with candied fruits, citrus on the finish. It is delicious wine and a bargain price considering on 2000 bottles are produced from low yielding vines.

The Azienda Agricola Paglione is in the historic area of the Daunia in northern Puglia. The nearby town Lucera from where the local DOC takes its name dates back well over 2000 years and was possibly founded and named by the Etruscans, in which case the name probably means Holy Wood (luc = ‘wood’, eri = ‘holy’). The fertile land around the city is home to many crops, like tomatoes, wheat and olives. There are around 80-100 hectares of vines in the DOC of Lucera, mostly planted to the main grape Nero di Troia with some Montepulciano, Sangiovese and white grapes, Bombino Bianco, Malvasia and Trebbiano.

The Paglione farm between the Tavoliere and the Sub Appenine Dauno zone was the fruit if a union between two families, Faccilongo and Albano. In 1994, Beniamino and Maria Costanza started to convert the land of their parents into organic farming but mainly to produce high quality Olives and Tomatoes. The vines came a little later, located in Contrada Perazzelle and Mezzana Grande, they have been farmed organically since the start with the hand of artisan always near to care for the vines and the wine making process.

The few hectares of vines produce approximately 18000 bottles a year across 5 different wines, 3 red, a rose and a skin contact white wine. The Nero di Troia grape, (also called Uva di Troia) has fairly large berries, which cope well with the heat of the region and produce wines with a depth of fruit character, tannin and alcohol but with a little more subtlety than the Puglia's ubiquitous Primitivo. Paglione are wines of great honesty; deep, full, slightly rustic and extremely moreish. The orange wine Eclettico made from 50/50 Bombino and Malvasia with 8 days on the skin is particularly fine, the elegant tannins and ripe stone fruits combine with fresh acid and delicious orange wine texture in the mouth.

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