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Costador Metamorphika Macabeu Orange 2020


no added sulfur

Country: Spain

Region: Catalonia

Type: Orange Wine

Grape: Macabeu 

Costador, run by Joan Franquet, works only using organic and biodynamic practices on a singular mountain where there are very old vineyards between 60 to 110 year, spanning different “terroirs” (slate, clay and limestone) and at altitudes between 400 to 800 meters. With the high contrast of temperatures the grapes can mature for long periods allowing the preservation of freshness and acidity. 

From vines around 70 years old planted on 1.5 hectares of clay, stony and calcareous soils, the grapes are hand-harvested at the end of September, intensely sorted and then de-stemmed. Maceration lasts around eight weeks before spontaneous fermentation takes place in clay amphorae, using indigenous yeasts, for eight weeks under temperature control. The wine is then moved to used barrels and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation where it rests on lees for seven months. Bottled unfiltered.

Very aromatic, mineral, stonyfresh and complex, with notes of apple, mandarin orangegrapefruit and a hint of mint.

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