2009 Black Lamb Ghost Rider Orange Wine, Goriska Brda, Slovenia (750ml)
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A fascinating, aged and amber-colored wine from Slovenia that will no doubt take you well outside your comfort zone, especially if orange wines are something new for you. Well worth the excursion . . .
Producer notes ~ "This strange and wonderful libation is a collaborative attempt between Kabaj and Black Lamb to rediscover the historical fashion of Goriska Brda wines. Most prominent among the local varieties are the white Tokaj (Sauvignonasse, Green Sauvignon, Friulano) and Rebula. The wine would have been vinified in old barrels. They likely harvested when the grapes were as ripe as possible. Maceration of white grapes has historically been practiced and without refrigerant technology the wines would have been much more oxidative. Ghost Rider was macerated with the skins 6 months maceration. 3 years in mostly 500l old oak. Some old barriques as well. Bottled in 2013. No sulfur. Honey, umami, earth, apocryphal stuff."