In a nutshell:
Fresh, mouthfilling and rewarding orange wine from Côtes Catalanes in the Roussillon of South West France
Domaine Lafage are a Roussillon producer with a proud Catalan heritage, hence why on the bottle they have labelled it Côtes Catalanes, not Côtes du Roussillon, and have named it Taronja, the Catalan word for Orange. Made in conjunction with their neighbour and friend Justin Howard-Sneyd MW of Domaine of the Bee, this is a blend of old vine Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc with a bit of Muscat and Viognier. Only four barrels were fermented, a mix of carbonic maceration, whole bunch, and destemmed and then the wine was left to macerate on its skins for two weeks. The result is a wine light amber/copper in colour (from the time macerating on the skins) and full of flavour. Orange peel, white pepper, ginger, melon and citrus fruit with light, dry tannins and fresh acidity on the palate. Mouthfilling with a long, persistent and clean finish
When to drink:
Wonderfully refreshing and versatile, try with pork dishes, cold cuts, or just as an aperitif with savoury snacks.