Vinu Jancu is an old Sicilian name for white wines made in an orange wine manner. This style has a deep nobility with a long history in the Eurasian production areas of Armenia & Georgia, but also found in Italy, Sicily, and other alpine areas of Europe. The white wine grapes are treated like red grapes: the juice ferments on the grape skins and remain sur lie long afterward, taking on more color (hence the orange), tannin, texture, and aromatics.
This Vinu Jancu is made from La Crescent, a descendant of Muscat de Hambourg, and grown on the hills and valleys of Vermont. Hand-picked and hand-sorted, this honest, unfiltered wine was crushed traditionally and fermented on native yeast at our cantina, and remained sur lie for the winter in glass demijohns.
La Garagista, Vinu Jancu 2017
NAME OF WINE: Vinu Jancu White
NAME OF ESTATE/DOMAINE: La Garagista
NAME OF VIGNERON: Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber
LOCATION (village and region): Vergennes, Champlain Valley, Vermont
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% La Crescent descendent from Muscat d’Ambourg
SUSTAINABLE/ORGANIC/BIODYNAMIC Biodynamic (not certified)
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS/VEGANS: Suitable for vegetarians
ALLERGENS (EGGS AND/OR MILK): Neither used
TASTING NOTE: Orange and apricot marmalade aromas with a racy, ever so slightly oxidized palate.FOOD RECOMMENDATION: Oysters, aged and soft rind cheese or beef carpaccio
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