Renegade, 'Maria' Skin Contact 2022
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A brand new wine from the Renegade team! Madeline Angevine grapes from a beautiful vineyard in Herefordshire, England were hand harvested then shipped by Renegade in refrigerated trucks at 2˚C direct to the London winery. The grapes were then destemmed into a Georgian qvevri where it spent 6 days on skins, then pressed off into stainless steel where it underwent malolactic fermentation. Maria then spent 7 months on lees to increase complexity and mouthfeel. The wine was then lightly filtered before bottling with minimal SO2 added.
Maria is a really special one. a floral nose with wonderful apricot aromas balanced nicely with a focused dry palate. Herbal notes are forthcoming, basil and mint leaf with a tinge of lemon peely acidity. This wine walks the line between acidity, fruit and floral elements. A certified banger.
Renegade isn't a traditional producer as they don't have a vineyard and instead buy their grapes depending on quality from growers in the UK and as far and wide as Albania. This may seem mad to a lot of traditionalists however a great line/description on their about us page is "Just like a chef who can select in-season vegetables from the best growers, we can change suppliers and pick the best grapes depending on the weather, regional variances and other external factors" which when you think about it seems obvious right? Why have the restraints of having to use the same grapes year in year out even if you know the previous vintage was better? Anyway, we have long been fans of these guys not because of their ethos and culture or their incredibly original labeling but because their wines absolutely BANG!
Region: Herefordshire, UK
Grapes: Madeline Angevine