Bodega Cueva by Mariano, Orange 2019
An absolute belter of an Orange Wine, Orange 2019 is the "does what it says on the tin" wine from Spanish maestro Mariano. An orange wine that is made from equal measures of the Macabeo and Tardana varieties, local to Valencia’s winemaking region. It is as intense and powerful as it is fresh which makes it harmonious and prolific; the palate exudes expressive ripe fruit and is voluminous. Best served chilled and opened 20-30 minutes before drinking.
In the centre of the small hamlet of La Portera at the heart of the Utiel-Requena region in Valencia, you will find Bodega Cueva. Surrounded by centenary vines this traditional bodega that dates back to the 18th century still only uses the traditional and artisan methods of winemaking. Wines that take us to a world of aromas comprising mature fruit, preserves and liquorice which provide those delightful nuances of purple, violets, cherries; soft, balanced and round. At Bodega Cueva reigns the respect to the environment, biodiversity and health. The motto is “ Grape and nothings else”
Their natural winemaking without filtration or any artificial treatment is combined with state-of-the-art labelling and bottling to ensure absolute protection of the wines. Bodega Cueva has authorisation and stamps of the Committee of Ecological Agriculture of the Valencian Community. The Cueva wines are present in many of the most prestigious restaurants in Spain and other European countries, some Michelin starred. At the helm, you will find the talented winemaker, Mariano Taberner who mixes a creative flair with traditional skills. More than 15 years of artisan winemaking has given Mariano the possibility to get to know his land and his grapes to perfection and in an almost magical way distil the essence of the Mediterranean into the bottles.
Producer: Bodega Cueva by Mariano
Grapes: Tardana, Macabeo
Size: 75cl bottle