Darla Skin-Contact Riesling 2020

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Our exclusive Darla orange Riesling is a special collaboration with Swick Wines! Pure Riesling grown in Washington in the Columbia Valley at 1,600 feet elevation. 30 days spent on the skins followed by foot worked ferments and ageing in neutral French oak barrels for six months. 

Darla is the name of our Swedish dalahäst logo and she is honored to have a namesake as delicious as this one!

On the nose this wine has citrus notes, a bit of that classic Riesling petrol, and strong vibes of lemon-lime curd and honeycrisp apple. Crisp and lean on the palette, a hint of grip, with a long finish and a fun mouthfeel from the phenolic bitterness due to the 30 days of skin maceration. You'll definitely recognize the cool-climate influence here.

ABV:

  • 12.5%

Vintage:

  • 2020

Type:

  • Orange

More On Darla Skin-Contact Riesling 2020

Pairings

Think fresh salads with loads of cilantro and pickled veggies (red onion, radish, etc), or maybe a pan-fried number like a kimchi pancake.

Varietal

Riesling

Funky Scale

Middle of the Road

Region

Oregon, USA

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The Producer

About Swick Wines

Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian winemaker who captures the true taste of the Pacific Northwest through his wines. Joe sources his grapes from organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyards in Oregon and Washington. After years of traveling and harvesting in various pockets of the world, such as Piedmont, Portugal, and Tasmania, Joe returned to Oregon to start his very own label in 2013. He embraces the minimal approach when making his wines such as using native yeasts, aging in old barrels and adding minimal sulphur during bottling‚ÄĒonly when absolutely necessary. While Joe started out with a focus on making Oregon Pinot Noir, he now has explored many other grape varietals and experiments with different techniques during √©levage.