Orange wine is already the new thing ! And also such an ancestral way of wine-making ! So what it is really orange wine? The simple definition: it’s a white wine made like it was red, using skin contact. That’s the reason of its special color and of its powerful aroma and tannins. So yes, it’s normally a dry and tannic white wine, with a kind amberish colour, and therefore called orange wine. Are you ready for this new world of aromas, colour and textures ?
Orange wine often comes with low sulfure to no sulfure, and also with an oxidative style, but not always, sometimes is just so fresh. The ancestral way of wine-making implies normally amphorae vessels. We can find them in Georgia, Slovenia, Italy, also France and more and more countries are joining the Orange Revolution.
A wonderful book to go deeper in the matter is Amber Revolution https://amber-revolution.com/ by Simon Woolf , How the world learned to love Orange Wine.
Orange wines are very food friendly and versatile, we can go from veggies to cheese to meat, through a world of possibilities.
This crazy wine put my heart upside down ! Serragghia bianco 2014. Made out of Zibibbo grape variety ! It is an orange wine from volcanic soil with no sulfites, and from the island of Pantelleria, in south west Sicily. It’s also biodynamic and made in amphorae ! Tones of exotic grapefruit and white flowers. I can already tell you that life won’t be ever the same. If you pass by this gem, just surrender !
In love! and so excited when I received this beauty from a good lovely friend and great wine professional Yanna Delière ! Check her out at https://yaduvin.com/.
Le Vin Orange Orange Mecanique from Le Domaine des Bodines is made of Savagnin grape variety from the Jura, with 11 months of maceration and no sulfites added. A wild wine and best present ever !
Another beauty ! Philippe Viret , Paradis Ambré Dolía2, from France in Côtes du Rhône by the hill Saint Maurice. Dried apricots, honey, white flowers ! A tannic white wine (yes! orange wine) full of energy and with a very interesting approach and philosophy through Biodynamics and what they call Cosmoculture : http://www.domaine-viret.com/charte-cosmoculture/.
Don’t wait anymore, go Orange !! Orange is the new White.