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What is Orange Wine?
Orange wine or skin-contact wine has risen in popularity recently, especially amongst the ‘natural’ wine drinkers. However, it originated long ago in Slovenia & northeast Italy. Orange wine is made just like red wine but with white skinned grapes. The juice is left to naturally macerate with the skins with little to no additives for days and up to several months. This process extracts more flavor, adds tannins and gives the wine more body and often a cloudy appearance. These wines can be bold and robust with honied aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, nuts, sourdough and orange rind.
2019 Koehnen Wine Co Skin Contact Marsanne
Napa Valley, California
2019 Il Farneto Giandon Orange Wine
2019 James Rahn Skin-Contact Pinot Gris Dion Vineyard
Willamette Valley, Oregon