Anatolikos 2018 Natural Orange Wine

Regular price £46
2 in stock

Anatolikos' Natural Orange Wine might look and sound like a risk, but actually get it into a glass and taste it and you'll soon discover it is fundamentally just an enormously enjoyable, delicious drink. With aromas of bitter orange and apple it has a nice dry texture and a refreshing sour quality with fine, subtle tannins. It could age well, but it's so delicious now - why wait?

Mid gold with a few bubbles of CO2 visible. Intense aroma of bitter orange, quince and fresh apple but without any impression of sweetness on the nose. There is a very slight spritz that gives a brightness to this tannic but not astringent wine. Lovely depth of orange, apricot and ripe apple flavours on the palate, with nicely dry texture. Tannins are much less marked than I expected and it has excellent freshness. Good length too. The overall effect is deliciously sour and refreshing. I think this should age well but I haven't tasted an example with bottle age – and not sure why you would want to keep it as the fruit is vibrant now. I can't taste the very slight sweetness here – as I see I did when I tasted the 2016 – it seems to just balance the tannins and acid very well. it reminds me of artisanal apple juice made from some traditional variety like Egremont Russet.

16 points

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 24/10/2019

Hand-harvested. Spontaneous fermentation and ageing for 270 days in amphorae, with no sulphur additions.

Wine Natural Orange Wine
Producer Anatolikos Vineyards
Vintage 2018
Style White
Blend 80% Assyrtiko, 20% Malagousia
Country Greece
Region Thrace
Appellation Avdira
Organic Yes
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 14%
Size 75cl

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