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2016 40 Knots L'Orange

2016 40 Knots L'Orange
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Resulting in natural method wine with an angelic nose and intensely complex structures.  Challenge your senses, the notes are too long to list.  No pairing rules.

Wine Specs
British Columbia
Harvest Date
September 29 2016
20 Brix
Bottling Date
March 2016
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
John Schreiner says this: 40 Knots L’Orange 2016 ($36.90 for 126 cases). This is a blend of Schönburger and Pinot Gris, fermented and aged on the skins in a terracotta amphora. The wine is exotic, with aromas of coriander and with flavours of orange zest, oriental spices and even a hint of tobacco. It is dry and crisp on the finish. I am of two minds about orange wines but this wine’s clean flavours are quite food friendly. 90. Rick Vansickle of Niagara Wines says this: 40 Knots L’Orange 2016 Bottle #732 ($37, 90 points) — 40 Knots took Schonberger and Pinot Gris grapes and fermented and aged them on the skins in Italian terracotta amphora. Absolutely zero intervention or additives were used to make this natural wine, just patience. When the timing was right, the grapes were pailed from amphora and screened to stainless without pressing. Each bottle is numbered from one to 1,510, which is a clever thing to do since every bottle of this wine will be slightly different because of the naturalness of the way it is made. My review bottle, No. 732, had a gorgeous nose of marmalade, citrus rind, mulled apple, bin peach and tangerine. On the palate this unusual wine displays a tasty broth of fresh orchard fruits, subtle herbs and hops(!) with soft tannic structure that would pair nicely with a range of cheeses and charcuterie.
Production Notes
126 cases
Product Reviews
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Suzanne Giguere
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(Nov 13, 2017 at 10:10 AM)
This lovely wine caught me by surprise when I sampled some at the winery. Expecting something a little sweeter and floral, the flavours that burst on my tongue were complex and even a little spicy. The very slight effervesence not only added visual appeal as it sparkled in the glass but also helped the flavours open up even more.

This is a lovely wine to sip on its own but also stands up to cheese, nuts, fruits, and seafood.

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