2019 Orange One
Made by brothers Alexis & Jannis Paraschos and their father Evangelos.
The winery started in the 1990s, inspired by wines of their neighbours like Gravner or Radikon, which Evangelos fell in love with at the family restaurant he ran. The estate has been organic since the beginning and went completely natural (indigenous yeast only, no filtration, no SO2 added) in 2003, after moving to a newly built cellar that finally allowed them to work this way. This is Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana and Friulano (in roughly equal parts). Balance it is! Lemon, orange peel, a touch of roses, light body, and good length: one of these skin-contact wines for people who are getting tired of, or freshly acquainted with orange wines.