2021 Somos Los Melones Dinámicos
2021 Somos Los Melones Dinámicos, The Dynamic Melons. A more serious and high impact expression of skin contact wines than Naranjito. We sought to make something big, some energetic and something more high octane. And orange wine for the orange wine lover, and Naranjito graduate. Explore the world of serious flavour.
VINEYARD: Gateway/Paxton, McLaren Vale
WINEMAKING: An orange wine from 100% Biodynamically farmed Viognier, from a small vineyard in Seaview, McLaren Vale overlooking the Gulf St Vincent. Picked late, for intensity. Destemmed and fermented on skins, 50% was pressed to old oak after 1 month and lees stirred fortnightly to build texture, 50% was sealed on skins for 200 days. The resulting orange wine is vibrant orange in colour, unfined and unfiltered so the wine has an appealing cloudiness. Heaps of ginger spice, fresh Apricot, Peach, Honeydew and Canteloupe, Mandarin peel, stewed stonefruits, and hints of dried apricots and white pepper on the nose, with a compelling full palate, textural and soft with apricot silkiness, honedew crunch, rockmelon headiness and soft brioche and white pepper spice notes.