Cayetana Blanca

orange / tawny

Altos de Montanchez “Vegas Altas” Maceration, Extremadura, Spain

Cayetana Blanca
Tasting Notes

orange zest


Darjeeling tea


Pairing Suggestions

McKees Rocks Red Pizza


Choppy Salad

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Juan Sojo and Ángel Luis González started Cerro la Barca in 2003. The two met in oenology school and bonded over their desire to revive the reputation of their native Extremadura, in western Spain near the Portuguese border. For their skin-contact "orange" wine, Juan and Ángel utlize indigenous grapes that are often overlooked, including Cayetana. The skins of these white grapes are given 30 days of contact with its juice, giving the wine an amber color and pulling some tannin
Tannins are naturally occurring polyphenols found in such plants and food items as grapes skins, seeds, wood, dark chocolate and black tea. In the mouth tannins lend a "grippy" drying feeling and are desireable if balanced with the other elements in a wine (acidity
Acids occur naturally in grapes, with acidity in a wine referring to its tartness level. It creates a mouthwatering sensation in the mouth and plays a vital role in providing structure and balance in a wine. Wines without enough acidity are often referred to as "flabby" (water, for example, lacks acidity).
, body
Body is a measure of how full and rich a wine tastes -- oily, waxy, viscous, and velvety are terms to describe this. Body is dependent on the grape variety, alcohol level, sweetness, ripeness of fruit, and to some extent how the wine is made.
, sweetness). If you have trouble drinking a very tannic wine, try it with high-protein foods (meat, tempeh/bean dishes) - the tannin proteins will bind to the food proteins to create a softer effect on the palate.
/ texture from those skins. Organic
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Altos de Montanchez “Vegas Altas” Maceration


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