Although a rarity today, orange wines have been made for 6 000 years, originating in Georgia and Northern Italy. Yet the process is still the same: white grapes are fermented on their skins giving the wine a golden/orange colour and a complex texture, tannin and flavour. Corlea describes these wines as showing “the next level in fruit maturation”.
The Bosman orange wine, Fides, is made from a single vineyard of Grenache Blanc which is naturally fermented.
The name Fides is taken from the Bosman family motto: ‘Fides, Spes et Amor’ meaning Faith, Hope and Love. Fides reminds us of the trust necessary between people and nature to craft something truly remarkable.
Complex dried, waxy orange peel, marzipan with secondary fruit characters.
Instead of simply tasting fruit or flowers this wine tastes of bruised apple, pot pourri and candied peel.
It has a savoury finish which marries well with complex food flavours such as dim sum, sticky pork or even slow roasted lamb and can be served slightly less chilled than a conven- tional white to allow the oak flavours a chance to express themselves.