This is Ryan Deovlet’s first vintage of a ramato (a homage to the old Venetian style of lightly skin fermented Pinot Grigio). He told me he was inspired to make this wine after reading Amber Revolution. Just so you know!
Here, half the must was whole cluster fermented in open vats, while the other half was destemmed and fermented in sandstone amphorae – with a whopping eight months of skin contact
The nose is still a little closed, but offers up hints of rhubarb and redcurrant.
Silken textured, with very polite and well integrated tannins. The slightly spicy red fruit provides lift and character.
This is still very young and the alcohol seems to stick out a little – even though it is hardly excessive for this southerly location.
A great effort for this first-time orange wine.