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- wondersofwine - 06-21-2011 01:28 PM

I wanted to try my first "orange" wine:
The label was wrinkled but it may have said (P)enda Agricola, Padova, Italy. 15% alcohol by volume. Uses white wine grapes with the juice left on the skins during some of the maceration process.
Between a peachskin color and a pale orange. Somewhat fizzy in the mouth. Feels almost like sipping a cocktail rather than wine. Hard to describe flavors but reminds me somewhat of Chardonnay with a suggestion of tangerine or orange. Not appealing to me. I had about half the bottle over two evenings and poured the rest down the drain to go on to something more attractive to my palate. This satisfies my curiosity about orange wines for now. I would try another as part of a tasting or if offered at a party, but will not purchase any more unless tasted first and liked.