Ortega Skin Contact 2020

Ortega Skin Contact 2020

Regular price £19.50

A deep orange wine fermented on skins slowly using wild yeasts, then aged in old Burgundy barrels for 9 months before bottling - unfined & unfiltered.


A deep orange wine made from Ortega grapes fermented on skins.

Grapes: Ortega Clone 25, 1,500 Kilos. Picked at 19 Brix and 7TA.

Harvest: Three quarters of the grapes were de-stemmed into a variable stainless steel tank, with a quarter whole bunch clusters added. Fermentation on skins took place slowly over three weeks via indigenous yeasts. The wine was then racked and aged in old Burgundy barrels for 9 months before being bottled using a gravity filler.

Bottled: 17th September 2021, unfined and unfiltered.

Closure: Cork with wax seal.

Nose: Orange blossom, honeysuckle.

Palate: Apricot, Dandelion.

To Serve: Chill and decant before serving, especially good with cheese.

Label: Features fermenting Ortega illustration by Galia Durant.

Vegetarian and Vegan Designation: No animal products or derivatives have been used in the making of this wine.



Bottle Size



Natural Cork