A rather serious, proper orange wine this is. Vivid, glowing orange and hazy in the glass with intense aromas of dried stone fruits, mandarins, browning pears and apples, yeast and beeswax. Crisp, coarse and dry, but unmistakably fruity all at once with a saline tang and a herby astringency as well as toasty undertones. Somehow, there's balance in all this boldness. A journey well worth taking.