Bel A Ciao – Orange Wine 2021

orange-wine

france

bordeaux

Description

Bel a Ciao is the latest project from “revolutionary” winemaker Olivier Cazenave, a Libourne native who can’t help himself when it comes to breaking the rules and flipping pre-conceived notions of Bordeaux upside-down. The 2021 vintage is 100% Semillon and certified organic by the Agriculture-Biologique (AB), France.

Tasting Notes: Pure, complex aromas of tangerine peel and wildflowers on the nose. Round yet fresh on the palate, with spicy/savory notes. The finish is long and mouthwatering, with a pleasant touch of tannic grip and a light, saline character

Serve With: Excellent with lighter fare as an aperitif, it will stand up to a hearty Cobb salad and boldly flavored dishes such as moussaka and biryani. Also an ideal pairing with grilled seafood or savory cheeses (feta, haloumi, more).

Additional information

Country

Region

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871016629

Case Code

10097871016626

Vineyards

From a 25 acre parcel in Le Fleix (Dordogne, on the border of the Gironde, about 5km northeast of St. Foy). Clay/limestone soils. Vines average 25 years in age.

Composition

100% Semillon

Viticulture

Certified in Agriculture Biologique (AB – France). Yields of 3 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Macerated 3 weeks on the skins and fermented at 68°F in stainless steel tanks. Matured 6 months on the fine lees in concrete tanks.

Alcohol

12.5%

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

CIAO011221