Orange Extremadura 2021

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A lightly acidic deep orange natural wine that tastes like a strawberry puree, with notes of tangerine, good tannins, and a short metallic finish!

 

Apricots, pineapples, tangerines, and strawberries!

ABV:

  • 13%

Vintage:

  • 2021

Type:

  • Orange

More On Orange Extremadura 2021

Pairings

Pad Thai, Roasted Squash, Sweet Potatoes

Varietal

Cayetana, Pardina

Funky Scale

Mostly Funky

Region

Extremadura, Spain

The Producer

About Cerro la Barca

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. While it’s history can be traced to 550 BCE, phylloxera and powdery mildew hit the region hard in the 19th century. Winemaking started a gradual revival after the Spanish Civil War and has been picking up steam ever since. The majority of the wine currently produced in the region is bulk Vino de Mesa (table wine). Cerro la Barca is in the Ribera del Guadiana region, which was awarded DO status in 1999. Extremadura (capitol Mérida) is broken up into two subregions, Càceres in the north and Badajoz in the south. The DO Ribera del Guadiana falls in both regions and is broken down into six heterogeneous subregions that vary in elevation from 250 to 800 meters above sea level. As a whole, the region has a dry continental climate with temperatures getting up to 100 degrees in the summer and down to freezing in the winter. With an average rainfall of 17 inches a year, summer drought is a challenge in the region, as is springtime frost.