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Maurer Orion 2018


no added sulfur

Country: Serbia

Region: Sremska

Type: Orange Wine 

Grape: Mézes Fehér

This is a unique expression of this already-rare grape, in that a natural veil of yeast developed and Maurer ran with it until dryness. This is also darkest and most intense of all the skin contact whites from Maurer. Mézes Fehér, literally, “honey white” is able to contract a ton of botrytis without dropping acidity. The 2018 harvest had around 20% botrytis infection, fermented on the skins for 7 days and aged in large Hungarian oak. There were no additions, no blending, no heating/cooling, and no fortification.

Notes of dried fruit, caramelized nuts, tea, honey and plenty of acid and tannins to be an absolute goes-with-everything at the table kind of skin contact white. A unique and delicious wine.

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