Oriel is a new kind of wine company. Oriel wines are made all over the world by the most talented winemakers. They never make wines in poor vintages. Oriel Wines are made in miniscule quantities.
When studying geology at University of Bordeaux in the 1980's, Philippe Melka took a wine course and discovered his passion for winemaking. He has a masters degree in oneology and agronomy. Since then he has worked with the best winemakers throughout the world where he has worked to improve his craft.
Fermentation Cold soaked for 4 days with extended maceration fof 48 days. Aged in French oak for 24 months. 70% are new barrels.
Vineyard Characteristics Volcanic soil with a climate of warm days and cool nights.
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