Hitomi - 2016 Dela Orange

Japanese orange natural wine. Did someone say unicorn?

In Japan's Yamagata prefecture, Hitomi Winery (led by Naoki Yamada) produces incredibly nuanced wines that sing of purity and patience. This dreamy Dela Orange is 100% Delaware – a sweet grape much-loved in Japan – that saw two weeks on skins. Sweet aromatics preface a refreshingly acidic palate of tangerine and grapefruit, with some lively tropical island notes. Dry yet fruity finish. Unfined, unfiltered and no added sulphur. Just 2000 bottles made!

Varietal Delaware || Region Yamagata, Japan || ABV 11% || Vol 750ml