Winemaker Series - Orange Kerner 2019
Our Winemaker Series are experimental wines for the curious and the brave. These limited edition wines represent our passion and thirst for progression.
Orange Kerner 2019 is our second attempt at making an "orange wine". Orange wines use white grape skins (which are usually discarded) to bridge the gap between white & red wine. These "skin contact" wines often possess tannins which aren't usually found in white wines. The flavours and aromas are often very different from those found in traditional white wines - akin to sour & lambic beers, and craft cider. Orange wines are often extremely food friendly.
Orange Kerner 2019:
We were very happy with our first vintage, so for the 2019, we wanted to see how far we could push the winemaking without changing too much about the wine's core character:
- Skin contact was extended from 14 days, to 20 days.
- We added 10% semi carbonic maceration (putting whole berries at the bottom of the tank, which then ferment and burst under the pressure of the 'must' above; resulting in more vibrant fruit flavours)
- Still completely unfiltered and unfined
- Perhaps the most important change: NO ADDED SULPHITES.
Combine the winemaking with a cool vintage (harvested November 12th), and the result is an aromatic, light, spritzy wine, with intense aromas of preserved lemon, blossom, and a savoury, smokey, nuttiness. This wine is bone dry with high & sour (but balanced) acidity.
Drink as a refreshing aperitif, or pair with:
- Aromatic cuisine (middle eastern/Asian/Herbs)
- Fatty, white meat dishes (pork, fish)
215 bottles produced.
*Please note that this wine contains sediment. Do not be alarmed. First allow sediment to settle, and then avoid when pouring. Particles are non-toxic (they are a natural occurence)*
Orange Kerner 2019
Harvested: November 12th
Skin contact: 20 days
Ferment: Innoculated using fermenting wine
Sulphites: NONE added. Contains no sulphites
Unfiltered & Unfined
215 bottles only
Style: Aromatic, High acidity, Natural wine
Aromas & Flavours: Preserved lemon, Blossom, Smoked nuts
Intensity: Medium (highly aromatic)
Service: Cool room temperature.
Occasion: Refreshing aperitif. Paired with aromatic & herbal dishes, or fatty white meats