“Orange wines kick ass!”

agenoAgeno recieves positive review on Vinography

“Orange wines kick ass!” So says Alder Yarrow in a glowing review of La Stoppa’s Ageno on San Francisco-based wine blog Vinography. The Emilian producer’s so-called orange wine is the creation of Elena Pantaleoni, and is actually a blend of Malvasia, Trebbiano, and a rare local variety called Ortrugo. According to Yarrow, the wine achieves its orange hue thanks to a lengthier contact with the grape skins and resulting oxidization process. Yarrow’s luscious tasting notes for Ageno is one of the most entertaining descriptions of a drinking experience I’ve read in a long time:

“A gorgeous medium amber-orange color in the glass, with a distinct haze of cloudiness, this wine has a phenomenal, almost otherworldly nose of exotic flowers, saffron, and orange creamsicle. On the palate it is weighty, with a texture that is almost tannic in quality, gripping the tongue like a velvet glove. From a flavor standpoint it is nearly indescribable — brown sugar, honeysuckle, saffron, cream soda, and unbelievably, the distinct flavor of coffee and cream on a finish that can be measured in minutes.”

Alder Yarrow, vinographer.

Alder Yarrow, vinographer.

Vinography was born in 2004 as a personal project for founding editor Alder Yarrow, and has since grown into one of the most influential blogs for non-mainstream writing. San Francisco Magazine hailed Yarrow as “The Wine World’s Brightest Cyberstar”, yet for the Stanford University graduate, Vinography remains an evening hobby: by day Yarrow is founder and principal of the interactive design and strategy consulting firm, HYDRANT.

La Stoppa’s 2004 vintage Ageno is available now at Vino.


One Response to “Orange wines kick ass!”

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