Nativo (The Hughes Family wines) - Amarillo 2019
Producer: Nativo (The Hughes Family wines)
Wine name: Amarillo
ABV: 12.5
Residual Sugar: 2.8
Total SO2: 30

From organically farmed, unirrigated vineyards. This wild fermented “orange” has the kind of earthy, dried herb filled nose that I associate with similar wines from central Italy – Lazio or Umbria. It’s still quite tight and grippy on the texture, but noticeably softer and more filled out than its 2020 twin. The fruit – green plum and citrus – is on the lean side, yet it’s more than compensated by all the textural and herbal nuances.

Really enjoyable, low sulphites and a wine that stays enjoyable over many days open (if it lasts that long!)