It can be hard to find a time to open these kinds of "orange" wines.  I love them but they are not for everyone.  This is a white blend of grapes that is fermented, on the skins in amphorae and then finished in barrels.  It has Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling.  These kind of wines are best served at cellar temperature.  Golden brown in color.  The nose is oxidized but also has some apple cider, slight citrus and even a floral note.  If oxidized wines bother you, stay away.  I found the nose vibrant.  On the palate, this is also vibrant and full of energy.  Apple cider, tea and minerals.  Good acidity.  Works well with food.  Complex and deep.  Long finish.  It is much more elegant that say a Sherry and more similar to a Jura Chard but more oxidized.  Really interesting and drinking in its prime it seems.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2005

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