Maturana Wines, Naranjo Torontel, Loncomilla, 2019
(at The Bunch Tasting, 31 Aug 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2023
The Maturana brothers lost their family home and vineyards in the 2010 earthquake. As a result they changed their business to focus on small-batch artisan wines, such as this Naranja made from a 4ha plot of 80-year-old Torontel vines. Fermented on skins in concrete eggs, it's intensely aromatic, with peach, apricot, lychee and orange peel leaping out of the glass. The textured palate is more restrained with subtle stone fruit, orange and lemon citrus, sprinkled with spice, plus good cleansing acidity and a crisp, juicy finish. A perfect orange wine for people who say they don't like orange wine...