2020 Dharma Orange
- Christopher Ermisch was the original founder of Bodega Calle, along with Elvira Calle, a well-known local businesswoman and philanthropist.
- Alberti 154 as it is the address of the winery in the district of Lújan de Cuyo. Dating to 1925, it resides on what’s now on a residential street on the corner of 3 other founding wineries of this classic premium winery crossroads zone known as Drummond.
- A small-lot, gravity-flow, red wine production studio, Bodega Calle places great emphasis on gently crafting wines with regional distinction and grand personality.
ABOUT THE WINE
- Dharma Orange is all about the quintessential essence of natural winemaking made using the most natural processes possible. The grapes are organically farmed using traditional methods dating back 200 years.
- The winery is organically certified and all grapes are delivered to the tanks via gravity and fermented with native yeast.
- The wine is vegan in that no animal products were used in any part of the winemaking process. GMO free. Single Vineyard. SO2 is kept at or below 30ppm.
- Co-fermented grapes, the wine was meticulously cellared on its skins in a concrete egg for 8 months before being bottled.
Vintage: 2020 | Wine Type: White Wine
Varietal: 80% Pedro Gimenez / 20% Moscatel
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Single Appellation, Tupungato, Mendoza
Elaboration: Hand picked and hand sorted. Destemmed and delivered to concrete fermentation tanks via gravity. The cap is gently submerged during ferment. Then it is left on its skins 8 months without needing SO2 because of the high level of anti-oxidants in the grape skins. After is has acquired an orange color and is slightly titanic, it is gently drained and pressed off, given a minimal SO2 addition and bottled fresh.
Winemakers: Kirk Ermisch and Guillermo Heras
Notes of honeyed melon and citrus with great length, a broad, rich mouth and a slightly dry finish from the firm tannins.
Production: 360 cases | Alcohol: 13.5% | TA: 6.17 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.25 g/l | pH: 3.6
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