2019 Kobal Batja ‘Belo’
Hey, this is a GOOD “orange wine” from one of our favorite producers, Bojan Kobal! A blend of organically-farmed Pinot Grigio, Sivi Pinot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Welschriesling. Hand-picked grapes went through extended maceration, with Pinot Grigio seeing the most skin contact. All wines were fermented separately with no added yeasts, and each variety was matured on lees in used barrique barrels for 2 years. The final blend was made in a stainless steel tank and bottled without fining or filtering. Hypnotic nose of burnt orange peel with Thanksgiving baking aromas – nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich and lively in the mouth, its flavors some through WITHOUT any funky, overly herbaceous notes. This is orange wine at its best - and at a reasonable price!