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Malvasia Black Label Nando 2015 (Orange Wine)

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One Line Description Malvasia Black Label Nando, Organic Orange Wine, long Skin Maceration, concentrated, deep, complex, fascinating
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Slovenia Slovenian
Producer Nando
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Malvasia Istriana
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation 4 months skin maceration and a further ageing in used barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Good but will drink best 5-8 years from the vintage
Production Detail Natural, skin maceration, wild yeast fermentation, very low sulphur
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Zero Added Sulphites (Sulphur), Vegan


Malvasia Black Label Nando, Organic Orange Wine, long Skin Maceration, concentrated, deep, complex, fascinating. Compared with its blue label counterpart, this expression of Malvasia spends 4 months on the skins and is matured in used barrels. It still has the same ripe stone fruits, ginger and sweet spice, but it a much deeper golden colour, with richer structure and more of that savouriness which makes orange wines so fascinating. The Malvasia, an indigenous grape also famed in Friuli is an excellent point for orange wine. If you've enjoyed the Blue labels from Nando and are looking for a way to further your education, this is perfect.

This excellent value orange wine is from a small winery based in Slovenia right on the border with the Collio region of Friuli. It is a small operation – 60% of the vineyards are in Friuli- Collio, the rest on the Slovenian side of the border. The winery is 100 metres from the border itself in the region of Primorska, sub-region of Brda. All the farming is organic although not certified and mainly local grapes are used – Rebula (aka Ribolla Gialla); Malvazija (Malvasia); Friulano – however they also make Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet. Andrej Kristancic now runs the winery named after his Grandfather and produces orange wines of excellent quality and typicity with better than average value for money.

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