El Otro Lado Torrontes Pol Opuesto ORANGE WINE 2020

El Otro Lado Torrontes
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Midweek

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Fun, Funky, Savoury

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El Otro Lado Torrontes Pol Opuesto, orange wine, organic wine, unfiltered, cloudy, rustic, juicy, well balanced, easy Orange wine for all palates.  El Otro Lado means another direction and this wine is certainly your boring mainstream Torrontes you find in your local Majestic.  It is macerated on the skins for a massive 8-10 months.  It is pretty much untouched thereafter, natural malo tends to occur and they leave all the gunk inside.  Proper Natty stuff this but very well made from fantastic quality grapes.  Touch funky yes, but correct, lip smacking satisfying orange wine and great value for money.  Have it with anything but super stinky cheeses is great.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Pol Opuesto
Country Argentina
Region Topungato, Argentina
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Torrontes
Alcohol 13% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Ageing Potential 5 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Charcuterie, Curries

Pol Andsnes set out to make skin contact Torrontes in Argentina.  This grape which has become Argentina's answer to easy drinking fruity white often leaves you unimpressed.  Many of the wines are mainstream and pretty dull.  Then along came Pol!  He searched for a long time to find the right vineyard site.  Eventually, he came across what was the only parcel of Torrontés in the famous Gualtallary region of Tupungato, one known for its higher altitudes, calcareous soils and cooler climate.  These conditions yield higher acid and elegance in the grapes, exactly what Pol Opuesto wine is looking for.

Pol Opuesto wines  follow a completely no nonsense approach.  The old vines have never seem chemicals, apart from a little copper and sulphur.  They macerate the Torrontes for 8-10 months.  They ferment with ambient yeasts and there is no fining or filtration and very little sulphur at bottling.

Pol is also obsessed by the lesser known red grapes of Argentina and has two lip smacking reds.  They are made from the Bonarda grape of Italian origin and the virtually unknown yet widely plated Criolla.  Pol found an incredible vineyard in the Uco valley with 70 year old vines of this grape.  Even though it is the third most planted grape in Argentina, most winemakers don't bother with it and it goes into blends and fruit juice concentrate.  The vineyard is farmed organically and the wine is fermented naturally in plastic containers before spending a short period refining in barrels.  Like all Pol Opuesto wines, the Criolla is unique. It is totally unlike the jam packed norms of Argentinian red and goes completely against the grain.

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  1. Emma

    5.0

    I’m a huge orange wine fan and I’ve tried a lot of them… and I have to say this is my absolute favourite. It’s just perfect.

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  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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El Otro Lado Torrontes Pol Opuesto ORANGE WINE 2020

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