Domaine de Clovallon 'Les Aurièges' Chardonnay/Viognier/Riesling etc, Languedoc France
Organic, biodynamic, spontaneous fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, no SO2
Another exciting wine from Alix Roque. The grapes are all harvested by hand and put whole into a stainless steel tank where they ferment slowly on the skins at a low temperature for 30 days, then pressed, blended with the free run juice and aged in barrels for a year before bottling.
This is a serious, elegant, orange wine. I get lots of kitchen spice, a gentle tannic structure and deep minerality. A great one to linger over and watch change in the glass.