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Pico Masieri Maule Garganega ORANGE WINE 2016

Availability: 5 In stock

£27.00

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One Line Description Pico Masieri Maule Garganega, orange wine, no added sulphites, natural white with short skin maceration
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Gambellara, Italy
Producer La Biancara
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Garganega
Alcohol 13% abv
Total Sulphur Level Approx 7mg/l (zero added)
Maturation 12 months in large, old barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-8 years
Production Detail Biodynamic production, no added sulphites, short skin contact yields a medium bodied orange wine style, very fresh and approachable
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Zero Added Sulphites (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined, Funky Aromas, Unfiltered
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Pico Masieri Maule Garganega Skin Contact White, no added sulphites, natural white with short skin maceration: textured, aromatic and refined. Angiolino Maule doesn't really believe in 'orange wines', but by using limited skin contact and a bit of know-how, he produces deliciously textured whites, with aromas of wild herbs, honey, a touch of smoke, but underlined with freshness and approach-ability. The Pico is extremely elegant, made with carefully selected Garganega grapes in the Gambellara hills, left on the skins for 4-5 days, and then matured in large old barrels before being bottled without fining or filtration. It's a great entry into skin contact whites - refreshing and precise, with bags of minerality. Try it with a creamy pasta dish made with porcini mushrooms, or a big bowl of Paella.

Angiolino Maule is one of the founding figures of natural winemaking in Italy, and has been leading the way from his farm in Gambellara since the 1980s. His two sons, Francesco and Alessandro are now helping out and continuing the tradition. The estate has 9 hectares of vines on south-facing volcanic soil slopes, growing a varietyt of grapes including Garganega, and Merlot. The health of the vineyard is maintained by using only naturally produced plant compost which they produce themselves, herbal remedies to control disease, and maintaining the soil's natural balance by sowing cereals or legumes. The non-interventionist approach is continued into the cellar, and they eliminate any artificial products such as selected yeasts or enzymes, favouring only natural yeasts. The wines are unfiltered and the absolute bare minimum of sulphur dioxide is used right at bottling. For some of the wines, sulphur dioxide has been eliminated completely. These are delicious, pure, characterful wines full of Italian character.

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1Reviews For Pico Masieri Maule Garganega ORANGE WINE 2016

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    Adam23/07/2019

    Luminous orange in colour, palate and nose of ripe peach and apricot, toasted hazelnuts and almonds, orange pith and a hint of marmalade.

    While the mouthfeel is rich, this is not particularly tannic. It is so fresh and drinkable despite its complexity that you could quickly empty both bottle and bank account drinking it.

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