Obreptice Orange Wine Casot des Mailloles 2020, Orange wine, Biodynamic wine, Sensational garage wine, complex, fresh and just a little wild! Obreptice Orange Wine is mainly Vermentino with a little Marsanne for extra acidity. This is the first year that the wine has been made with skin contact and what a success.
The Vermentino does very well in close proximity to the sea and it marries delicious salinity to the soft stone fruits and peachy aromas which lie at its core. The added complexity and almost marsh mellow like aroma brings something completely new and fascinating to the wine. On the palate, the wine explodes with energy, vitality. It transports you to the coast of Banyuls and plants you firmly in a vineyard overlooking the Med. You are eating grilled Sardines and celebrating the beauty of the place and the natural world. That is what natural wine can do – that conventional wine never does. It captures your imagination and fills you with emotion.
A little etymological sleuthing has led me to the conclusion that an Obreptice is something which sneaks up on you and surprises you. In this case, definitely in a good way.
|Production Method||Biodynamic, Natural, Organic|
|Producer||Le Casot Des Mailloles|
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Grapes||Marsanne, Vermentino Bianco|
|Maturation||A few months in steel|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50mg/l|
|Annual Production||0 - 5,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||Best drunk within 5 years of the vintage|