Express Wines are made by the lovely Ryan O’Meara who is one of a handful of super exciting Lo-Fi winemakers who have been pushing the boundaries in the south-west WA wine scene in recent years and his wines always offer really good value for money.
This Drinking Wine Orange is a multi-vintage blend of predominantly Riesling with some Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon. Fruit from the same vineyard that their L’Orange wine comes from was blended with fruit from 2 other vineyards which are all farmed using organic practices. Winemaking was pretty similar across the two vintages for this blend with the fruit being stomped and then left on skins and stalks for 5-6 days before being pressed to old oak. With a little extra age on it and the addition of the Sauvignon Blanc, it’s a touch juicier, richer and rounder than the L’Orange and we think it’s an absolute masterstroke. It pours a beautiful hazy golden orange. Rich stone fruit and minerality on the nose with slurpy apricot and peach nectar on the palate and a heavy tannic grip on the back palate.