Rogue Vine 2020 'Jamon Jamon' Orange Wine, Itata Valley
Item Number: 15038
Region: Southern Regions
Sub Region: Itata
Appellation/AVA: Itata Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Moscatel de Alexandria
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite
Location Notes: Grapes for the 'Jamon Jamon' come from a 5-acre organic and dry-farmed vineyard planted in 1960 in Guarilihue (pronounced GWAR-ee-lee-way) in the Itata region. Guarilihue is known for its many old vines of Cinsault and Moscatel. The vineyard is located at 820 feet above sea level on granite soil.
Winemaking Notes: This 100% skin-fermented Moscatel was made in the Itata tradition with extended maceration. The wine was kept in concrete for two months and then further aged in 500-liter oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: The nose shows orange peel, white flowers, peach, and orange blossom with savory undertones of sage and toasted almonds. The palate shows notes of quince and marzipan with honeysuckle and a hint of black pepper spice. The finish is held long by the bright acid of the wine.