Jamon Jamon 2021
Itata Valley, Chile
This is a very user-friendly and pretty orange wine, laser-focused and bone dry but extremely aromatic -- it smells like a freesia/gardenia perfume. Not in your face aromatic, but subtly intoxicating. In the mouth, it’s savory and puckery but not tannic, with ripe peach, almond, honeysuckle and a pop of black pepper spice. A lovely, happy wine for spring, you’ll want this for Thursday afternoon happy hour with some Jamón' (if you're a pig-eater), or salty nuts.
Organic farming; old, dry-farmed vines on granite soil; 7-week maceration on skins then 2 months in concrete before aging in old 500L barrels; 12% ABV; 178 cases