We love Ryan O'Meara from Express Winemakers, so much so that for the past several years we've been collaborating on unique wines with him under our collaborative label S'Express - it's a place for added creativity and left of centre releases that tickle our mutual fancy.
Chenin blanc made into orange wine. What a coup! It gets a good bit of skin contact through fermentation and is pressed off to rest in old oak barrels. We get a very aromatic wine with chewy, chalky texture, lots of zesty freshness of citrus and briny minerality, a bit of savoury spice dusted over the lot and a good deal of alpine herbal lift. Basically, it's one of those wicked orange wines that's refreshing as it has an edginess. Summery goodness.