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Menexes Orange Vilana

Menexes is a tiny producer in Crete. This amazing Orange wine is made from spontaneous fermentation in clay amphora, where it stays for 6 months in a cool cellar. Produced from the local Vilana grape, the lees are stirred regularly. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered. If you are new to natural Orange wine and are wondering what the fuss is about, here's a good place to start! Candied citrus peel aroma and a concentrated smooth off dry lemon and orange peel flavour. Powerful, but the acidity keeps it fresh. Perfect with rich meaty stews.
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Type: Orange
Varietal Composition: 100% Vilana
Region: Heraklion, Kampos, Crete
Vinification: Vineyard is east-facing at a 350m altitude with a yield of 38hL/ha. Crushing and then spontaneous fermentation, 20 days maceration. Remaining on the fine lees in clay amphora for 6 months with regular stirring. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only 600 bottles produced in 2020. Soil is a sandy clay.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Menexes Winery, Kampos, Crete

A small family winery in the hills above Heraklion where they cultivate indigenous varietals in the sandy-clay soil at altitudes of around 350m. The make a traditional orange wine from the white Vilana grape in large clay amphora.

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