Zesty lime, white pepper, flint and ripe apricots. We're excited to highlight these two skin-contact white wines, a.k.a. orange wines for this spring's Supernatural wine collection. Orange you glad we included this one? Enjoy.
2017 Domaine Ansen Lerchensand Sylvaner | Alsace, France
A skin-fermented dry white wine from a single, south-facing hillside called Lerchensand in Alsace. This narrow hill has rich clay soils that are underlined by a 210-million-year-old seabed of salt and marl that stores the summer’s warmth for a long vegetation period, giving incredible depth and complexity to the vines above. Sylvaner, a grape most commonly from Alsace or Germany, is a great spring wine known for its fresh and mineral-driven palate.
This wine sees 12 days of skin-contact plus 5 months of aging on the lees, creating a rich tapestry of dried chamomile, zesty lime, white pepper, and ripe apricots.
2019 Emilio Scaccia 'Biancopiglio' Etna Bianco | Catania, Italy
Born on the north side of the Etna volcano, 'Biancopiglio' is produced by Emilio Sciacca. Emilio's great care and passion for the ancient vineyards planted to Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico Dorato, and other native vines is evident by the wines he makes. He strives to represent the historical expression of this place. All harvest work is done by hand, grapes are destemmed and spend 12 hours on the skins before being pressed.
'Biancopiglio' is savory and structured with refined floral and herbal notes and hints of flint and graphite.