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White Wine Aus Orange 2022

Natural orange wine from Alella. Blend of Pansa Rosada (Xarel·lo Vermell) and Pansa Blanca (Xarel·lo) vinified in sauló vessels with no added sulfites.

Young.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Alella
Grapes Varieties: Xarel·lo, Xarel·lo Rojo,
Wineries: Alta Alella
ñ 88 90 89

Availability: In stock

€16.30
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Produced by Celler de les Aus, a brand of bodega Alta Alella, the wine Aus Orange is made following the “brisat” technique, which results in something akin to an orange wine. Interestingly, this Spanish white wine takes the the organic approach to winemaking one step further, since it is produced with no added sulfites and minimal intervention techniques.

A blend of Pansa Rosada (aka Xarel·lo Vermell, or Red Xarel·lo) and Pansa Blanca (Xarel·lo), two varieties indigenous to the Alella region, this skin-contact white wine comes from vineyards located in the Serra de Marina mountain range, just a 20-minute drive away from Barcelona. The vines are planted in sauló soils -a kind of decomposed granite- and the area has a benign, typically Mediterranean climate.

The hand-picked grapes were first gently pressed to obtain the free-run juice, which was fermented in sauló vessels. Then this natural white wine was macerated with the skins for 2 months in the vessels. The convective forces present in the vessels cause the lees to keep moving in constant suspension, which in turn gives the wine more creaminess and structure. Finally, the wine Aus Orange 2022 was bottled with no added sulphur.

This blended white wine from Alella is one of Catalonia’s absolute best orange wines.

It must be mentioned that, due to the commitment to environmental sustainability of Celler de les Aus, all of its wines come in reused Cava bottles.

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Appearance

The white wine Aus Orange is deep amber with some copper reflections.

Nose

This blend of Xarel·lo Vermell and Xarel·lo is beguiling. Mandarine orange peel and grape skins, with hints of fennel, royal jelly, aromatic herbs and citrus, underscored by deep earthy remembrances.

Palate

Amazingly fresh and pleasantly tannic, this wine from Celler de les Aus of bodega Alta Alella has a remarkabe complexity and an intoxicatingly Mediterranean character. Rich and ever-evolving, with a long, saline finish with an earthy and citrusy aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

If you like Georgian, kvevri-style orange wines, you should definitely try the wine Aus Orange 2022. A real stunner vinified with no added sulfur. 

OTHER VINTAGES

Aus Orange 2021:

Enterwine 90. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2022: 9.68/10 points.

Year 2022
Type White
D.O. Alella
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Is this product free of sulfites? Yes
Vegan Yes
Ageing Young
Peñin Score 88
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 89
Percentage of variety Xarel·lo, Xarel·lo Rojo.
Pairings Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Curred fish, Dry fruit pastries, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense
Occasion Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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nice brisat
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Lovely orange wine, tannic, lively and very original.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2022)
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