Brand: Frolong 80/20 Natural
Origin: Spanish wine
Type: White wine
Type of grapes: 100% Palomino
Time of ageing: 12 months on its lees and matheration with Pedro Ximenez skins
Vineyard and elaboration
This Palomino wine is fermented in a peculiar way as, contrary to typical white grapes fermentation, elaborated throgh a ‘direct press’, it is fermented with skins, as red wines do.
This ‘Orange Wine’ has a distinctive feature: the skin comes from Pedro Ximenez type of grape, as this type’s aroma and characteristics is what they are looking for. In addition, this vintage is even more special because instead of fermenting in stainless steel tanks, they do so in earthen jars.
After approximately 25 days from the beggining of macerarion prior to fermentation and once finished alcoholic fermentation, skins are removed and wine is let to rest in the jar for 12 months on fine lees so as to lessen tannin provoked by feermentation with skins. Then a natural cold decanting is done and wine is bottled with no sulfites, making it a completely natural cuvée.
This natural wine is bottled without receiving neither filtration nor clarifying treatments, so it may have natural sediments.
Forlong, artisan and organic winery, started out in 2007 when ‘El olivar de Forlón’ estate was purchased, getting back the old vineyard, olive grove and fruit tree plantation lost through the years. The final ‘g’ that was part of the surname of the former owner, the Brittish Peter Forlong, was also recovered, bringing Forlong back to life, a dream had ‘for a long time’ that finally came true.