Dharma Orange

Dharma Orange

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • The fruit is sourced from a single vineyard in the appellation of Tupungato in Mendoza, Argentina.
  • The winery is organically certified and the grapes are organically farmed using traditional methods.
  • The wine is vegan in that no animal products were used in any part of the winemaking process.
  • GMO free. SO2 is kept at or below 30ppm. Native yeast.

Varietal Composition: 40% Semillon 30% Torrontés 30% Chardonnay

Elaboration: Destemmed and delivered to concrete fermentation tanks via gravity. Punched down over 2 times a day, with the cap submerged. Fermented on its skins for 8 months. Unfined and unfiltered. Aged on its fine lees in a concrete egg for 12 months.

Tasting Notes: Notes of melon and citrus with great length and a slightly dry finish from the tannins.

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

At the crossroads of four corners and four historic wineries, Luigi Bosca, Baldini, and Lagarde, Bodega Calle is located on their southwest corner. A small-lot, gravity-flow, red wine making studio located in the prized viticultural area of Luján de Cuyo, our winery was opened in 2001 in the restored Claudio Erice winery, originally built in 1925. The winery concentrates on varietal wines and premium red blends sourced from viticultural areas throughout Luján and Valle de Uco. All wines are made with the use of gravity and are never pumped to deliver the grapes to the fermentation tanks.

All grapes are farmed without the use of herbicides or pesticides, are hand picked and sorted and vinified using native yeasts, which results in a more gradual fermentation curve and less intervention with refrigeration. Bodega Calle is a certified organic winery and the wines are GMO free and vegan. Also, the winery recently joined the DOC of Luján de Cuyo, the 5th winery ever to be admitted. Kirk Ermisch is its principal owner and general manager. Christopher Ermisch is the original founder of Bodega Calle, along with Elvira Calle, a famous local businesswoman and philanthropist.

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