Sipping Orange Wine in a Yellow Submarine

Everyone knows I love orange wine, so I was curious about this fun themed-labeled Dominio de Punctum 20000 Leguas.

Situated in the town of Las Pedroñeras and at the north end of La Mancha in Spain, Dominio de Punctum is a family-owned company founded by three siblings. They distinguish themselves with their exclusive Estate and Winery production and the singularity of their organic and biodynamic wines.

Courtesy Punctum Vineyards

20,000 Leguas is a reference to the science fiction novel by Jules Verne, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” They were inspired by this author to create a well-balanced and approachable wine that’s interesting and different. I’ve had plenty of orange wine in my life and this one is amongst the more approachable skin-contact wines.

This wine is a blend of Viura 40%, Chardonnay 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%, and Viognier 20%. It was golden yellow in color. The nose had notes of stone fruit, candied orange, almonds, and apple. On the palate, it was light and dry with light body, medium acidity, and medium finish. It tasted of yellow cherry, white peach, lemon, and orange. The wine was really balanced because I did not realize that it was 14.1% alcohol. I don’t remember how much it cost but I bought it at Lucio/Wine Shop.  I paired it with some fun in the sun.

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