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Cluricaun Skin Contact, Quinta do Montalto

Cluricaun Skin Contact, Quinta do Montalto

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This is a beautifully textured and expressive orange wine with a pale gold colour. The palate is fresh and nutty with a hint of spice and flavours of tangerine, marmalade and pure citrus fruits. Structurally, it is juicy and linear, with a nice saline finish. 

Winemaker Andre is a fifth-generation winemaker, and Quinta do Montalto, a 15-hectare vineyard made up mostly of clay and chalk soils, has been certified organic since 1997. He combines modern and ancient techniques, such as Portuguese Amphorae, to create unique and expressive wines. 

Is Cluricaun Skin Contact wine organic?

Yes, Cluricaun Skin Contact wine from Quinta do Montalto is produced using organic farming practices. No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides are used in the vineyard.

Is Cluricaun Skin Contact wine vegan?

Yes, Cluricaun Skin Contact wine is vegan. It does not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products in its production process.

What is "skin contact" about this wine?

"Skin contact" refers to the winemaking technique of allowing the grape skins to remain in contact with the juice during fermentation. This process extracts colour, tannins, and additional flavours from the grape skins, resulting in a wine with more structure, complexity, and sometimes an orange or amber.

How does Cluricaun Skin Contact wine taste?

Cluricaun Skin Contact wine offers a unique flavour profile. It typically exhibits characteristics from the grape variety used, which can vary. However, skin-contact wines often have a fuller body, vibrant acidity, and flavours that range from citrus and stone fruit to floral and herbal notes. The skin contact process can add some tannins and texture to the wine.

Who is the producer of Cluricaun Skin Contact wine?

Quinta produces Cluricaun Skin Contact wine do Montalto, an organic winery. They are a wine producer in Portugal, known for their commitment to organic farming practices and producing wines that reflect the terroir of their vineyards.

Origin: Lisbon, Portugal
Vintage: 2021
Grape varieties: 20% Fernão Pires, 80% Siria 
Food pairings: Charcuterie, Grilled Fish, Asian Food
Bottle size: 75cl
ABV: 12.5%

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