2018 ‘Apini’ 50% Fiano x 50% Semillon (21 days skin contact)
Not Just Another Orange Wine.
I absolutely love orange wines. My first encounter was at Amelie Wine Bar in San Francisco, circa 2010. I asked the French waiter for something interesting….I had been up in Napa all day tasting and wasn’t feeling particularly inspired. What he poured me had me question my entire wine experiences up until that point in time. The wine was from Georgia, it was the 2009 Rkatsiteli from Pheasants Tears. Since then, I have been a staunch proponent of orange wines. Our ‘Apini’ is a co-fermentation of Fiano and Semillon. The Fiano is the first ever planting of that grape in Oregon. It’s the bees knees.
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Appellation: Columbia Gorge, Oregon
Soil: Volcanic, River Stone, Loess
Elevation: 800 feet
Harvest Date: September 3rd, 2018
Brix @ Harvest: n/a
Fermentation: Ambient Yeast
Skin Contact: 21 days = fully dry
Maturation Vessel: Neutral French Oak
Alcohol (by volume): 13.77 %
Acidity Scale (pH): 3.56
Sulfur Dioxide (SO₂): 2mg/L
T/A: 6.4 g/L
Fining Agent: Unfined
Filtering Method: Unfiltered
Closure: FinecorkX (99.99% TCA free)
Bottling Date: May 28th, 2019
Release Date: June 12th, 2019
Suggested Retail $: 25.00 USD
This label is SO sick!!!
Graduate level orange wine here. Only 48 cases produced. Get on it.