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Neutral French oak
Often referred to as “orange wine” the practice of leaving the grape skins to ferment with the pressed juice dates back thousands of years to the Caucasus region where Europe and Asia intersect. This ancient practice of extended skin contact during the fermentation of white wines produces a rich and complex wine with added tannins and phenols, and of course the distinctive amber, or “orange,” hue. This wine expands the pairing options of white wine. The bright acid and added tannic texture allows this white wine to pair well with bigger, bolder foods, similar to a light red wine. Lightly chill and enjoy this unique white wine experience.
Grapes for this unique blend were picked, sorted, and de-stemmed upon arrival at Folktale and placed into a small bin to ferment. The grapes were hand punched down daily during the 2-3 week process and gently pressed when dry. From there, the wine was racked to neutral French oak barrels and aged until blending. For this Non-Vintage blend, all of the skin fermented white wine was racked to a tank, blended, and partially bottled- the remainder sent back to barrel. In 2020, the process will be repeated, having a high percentage of skin fermented white wine from 2019, less of 2018, and very little of 2017. This process is called a solera, and includes a piece of all vintages during the process. It is our hope that this can continue for many years, and include a bit of each of our amazing vintages we produce at Folktale. Bottled Aug, 2019.
Best to Drink: Now through 2030
67 cases produced
62% 2018 Vintage, 38% 2017 Vintage - 60% Chardonnay, 22% Riesling, 18% Grenache Blanc