ORISON’s 2014 Pipa is an approachable yet focused blend of Arinto, Antao Vaz, and Alvarhino. With fruit sourced from several of the most important vineyards in Alentejo, Portugal, the wine was fermented in stainless steel and aged in oak. Hand battonage, the process of stirring the lees in-barrel, uniquely influences the evolving texture and profile of the wine, highlighting a depth of mineral and fruit, clean-citrus, melon, and stone.
The ORISON wine project, started in 2012 by Daniel and Filipa Orrison with the help of winemaking partner Ricardo Carvalho, embodies three young winemakers’ desire to bring the beauty and spirit of Portugal to the United States through wine.
Rooted in friendships forged in the treasured experiences of world travel on a modest budget, the brand’s mission is to produce wine of unique origin and abundant value under the belief that authenticity and balance are paramount, in wine as in life.
We bring you ORISON wines from the imaginations of a few traveling winemakers hoping to realize the power of youth, love, and passion for a craft.