In a nutshell:
A rounded and concentrated skin contact white, or 'Orange' wine from near Valencia on Spain's East coast.
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White wines such as this which are fermented on their skins stand out by being fuller in flavour and, err, a bit 'orangey' in colour. They've certainly made a mark, especially for those who like a bit of extra character and depth.
Enblanco is a 50-50 mix of Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris, hand harvested and fermented on the skins in large 1,000 litre amphora, the skins giving the wine a bit of added colour, light tannins, and an extra whack of flavour. Thanks to being grown at altitude the nights are cold, and that big difference in day and night time temperature means there is also plenty of natural acidity adding balance and backbone. Punchy aromas of stone fruits, minerals and anise, along with apricot and citrus notes. The palate is rounded and refreshing with lively acidity and elegant, concentrated flavours.
Bodegas Altolandon, are based inland of Valencia in eastern Spain and produce a great range of accessible organic wines, many made as naturally as possible. Being at an altitude of over 1,000 metres above sea level the climate is one where there are large daily temperature variations which encourages even ripening of the fruit which retains a good acidity. In managing the vines they use organic methods and natural fertilizers while in the winery everything is vinified as naturally as possible using native yeasts and as little other intervention as possible. The results of their efforts are plain to see in their range of well priced and well made wines.
When to drink:
Great as an aperitif with nuts (especially almonds) and olives, but try with baked fish, and especially North African and Middle Eastern lamb or goat based dishes.
Suitable for Vegans, Biodynamic