Ton Rimbau Porcellanic - Xarel-lo Orangebi - 2012

Porcellanic - Xarel-lo Orangebi - 2012


Name: VI Xarel-lo Orangebi Verema Tardana Penedès DO 

Winery: Porcellànic 

Producer: Ton Rimbau 

Area: Vilobí del Penedès - Penèdes - Catalunya 

Grapes: Xarello 

Type: Skin contact white wine - Orange wine 

Alcohol: 12% 

Size: 75 cl 

Note: No sulfite added - Ceramic bottle - Aged underwater 



Ton Rimbau’s take on orange wine is a beast of kaleidoscopic vitality and untamable energy. It is born from a single elder Xarel-lo cru called “La Llaona” planted in 1953 (yes, fiftythree!) and worked with the methods of permaculture and biodynamics, with the plants never having been worked in any way for 6 years. The grapes are picked in surmaturations and, during wild fermentation, see 2-3 days of skin contact, elevage in barriques and fining, filtration or added SO2, before being bottled in porcelain, after which they are further aged in large underwater “non-negative geological tubs”. Smoked barley on sherbet of spiced kumquats and saffron honey, herbal tea and dried jasmine, candied guava and grilled sage.