This is a robust and full flavoured orange wine. If you've never tried orange wine before, it's difficult to provide a comparison, the closest thing is probably a fruity IPA.
Ben Hulland, Huxbear winemaker, is a technical perfectionist and he will only make wine when the grapes and conditions are right. When Ben looked at the Chardonnay grapes, he knew they would make an excellent orange wine.
He was right.
The wine was skin fermented for five weeks. It is unfiltered, unfined and low sulphur. This means that the wine can be cloudy and it will have naturally occurring deposits in it (bits floating in the wine).
On the nose it has definite notes of orange peel, tropical fruit, elderflower and linseed. The palate is tannin rich and complex.
If you love orange wine, buy this. If you've never tried orange wine, try it!