Maurer Orion 2021
This is a unique expression of this already-rare grape, in that a natural veil of yeast developed and Maurer ran with it until dryness. This is also darkest and most intense of all the skin contact whites from Maurer. Mézes Fehér, literally, “honey white” is able to contract a ton of botrytis without dropping acidity. This wine saw 21 days of skin contact, zero flor, and then aged for 12 months in barrel. There were no additions, no blending, no heating/cooling, and no fortification.
Notes of dried fruit, caramelized nuts, tea, honey and plenty of acid and tannins to be an absolute goes-with-everything at the table kind of skin contact white.