Fleshy yellow plums, quite ripe on the nose with a hint of pine. Lovely chunky texture, really substantial tannins that are nonetheless ripe. There’s a burst of lemon juice and honey, but quite a short finish. Overall, this isn’t quite as zesty or charming as the 2016.
This “Orange wolf” has a different technical approach to 2017. Here, both the Welschriesling and Gewürz were foot trodden and fermented with skins and stems, for between 2 weeks and 2 months, before being combined with 20% of Devín (not skin fermented).