THE GRAPE- 100% English Ortega grapes grown on the estate. Created in 1948 by Hans Breider in Germany the Hybrid of Muller-Thurgau and Siegrrebe produces a lush bright green canopy with white tips. The bushy canopy encouraged mildews but also bountiful bunches at a higher Oechsle. Its named after the contemporary poet and philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.
APPEARANCE – Golden with a slight spritz
NOSE – Ortega wines have aromas of Muscat and peach and are high in extract, however fruit shines through in this vintage
TASTE – Delicious, complex and long on the palette
COMPLEMENTS – Perfect aperitif or great with fish, shellfish, spicy or rich foods such as a Sunday lunch
Residual Sugar <1.2 G/L
Sulphur <0.02 G/L
Tartaric Acid 5.4 G/L
HOW IS IT MADE – By getting the hand picked bunches into the winery from vine to press within the hour, fermenting slowly in stainless steel and resting on lees to mellow before racking, filtering and bottling.
CONSUME – Now, chilled.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans