Naranjo here translates as Orange and this skin contact wine has everything we are looking for – the unique complexity that can be found from this technique but also fresh aromatic fruit. It is a wine that will make you smile, with its aromas of candied orange peel and runny honey, and hints of exotic flowers; it almost seems to have a hint of sweet botrytis on the nose. The medium-bodied palate however is completely dry with flavours of dried citrus fruits and raisins ending with a floral note. Utterly, beguilingly delicious. Made from the rare Moscatel Rosado grape and the wine is indeed a lovely rose pink colour in the glass rather than orange!
Try this with slightly spicy noodle dishes or simply with some hard cheese.
"We enjoyed this unique Argentinian wine so much we took everything we could. So enjoy this limited parcel while you can. It's aromatic qualities make it a great match for fragrant noodle salads or simply enjoy with a bit of cheese."
Matias is a young winemaker who leads the third generation of a family wine business that was founded in 1950 by Lebanese immigrants. They bought vineyards originally planted by Italians around 70 years previously, at relatively low altitude (600 metres above sea level) some 90 miles east of Mendoza City. Matias Morcos has made it his personal mission to shift the focus of the family business away from bulk wine and to hone in on the rich resources he has within his grasp: old pergola-trained vines with an incredible story to tell. He is restoring a 100 year-old winery, refurbishing and dividing old concrete tanks for small-batch production of wines with irresistible character and unique expression.