Orange wine

The famous orange wine aging with skin contact.

Orange wine is made by keeping white grape must in contact with the grape skins just like when making red wine. This technique provides the characteristic golden, amber or orange colour which is where “orange wines” get their name. The age-old methodologies used mean many orange wines are closely associated with natural wines, although not all of them are so by definition. These methods result in wine with very distinctive/unique characteristics. Orange wines claim to have more body than any white wine, with oxidative notes and a bitter finish. This type of wine is, without doubt, here to stay given its unique characteristics and high quality. We really think you should try them.

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La Foradada de Frisach 2020

Spain   D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia)

La Foradada de Frisach 2020
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€13.75
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Price €14.50
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Casa Belfi Bianco in Anfora

Orange wine - Authenticity and minerality

Italy   IGT Delle Venezie (Veneto)

Casa Belfi Bianco in Anfora
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Aldo Viola Biancoviola 2018

A juicy and fresh expression of the Mediterranean

Italy   IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

Aldo Viola Biancoviola 2018
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COZ's Pop 2020

A refined orange wine with a salty finish

Portugal   Vinho de Portugal (Lisbon)

COZ's Pop 2020
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Muchada-Léclapart Vibrations 2018

An original Palomino macerated with skins

Spain   VT Cádiz (Andalusia)

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Estrany Solidari 2017

A Xarel·lo orange wine with a charitable focus

Spain   D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)

Estrany Solidari 2017
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Princic Jakot 2017

Collio’s pure strength made through non-intervention

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Princic Jakot 2017
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Skerk Ograde 2019

A creamy and persistent orange wine with a Friuli essence

Italy   IGT Venezia Giulia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Skerk Ograde 2019
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Cueva Orange 2020

An intense and fresh orange wine.

Spain   D.O. Valencia (Valencia)

Cueva Orange 2020
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La Sorga Feu III 2019

Freshness and purity with zero additives

France   Vin de France (Languedoc-Roussillon)

La Sorga Feu III 2019
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Price €19.25
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Radikon Slatnik 2019

Original, tannic and elegantly mineral

Italy   IGT Venezia Giulia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Radikon Slatnik 2019
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Price €32.95
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O Morto Combullo 2017

A fresh and mineral orange wine

Spain   D.O. Ribeiro (Galicia)

O Morto Combullo 2017
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Tiago Teles Raiz Branco 2019

An orange wine with an Atlantic character

Portugal   Vinho de Portugal (Beiras)

Tiago Teles Raiz Branco 2019
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Bodega Clandestina Blanc Fugitiu 2019

Elegant Xarel·lo at its most natural

Spain   Penedès (Catalonia)

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Terra 00 Orange aShut 2020

A pure expression of the Garnacha

Spain   D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia)

Terra 00 Orange aShut 2020
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Werlitsch Glück 2018

Austria   Südsteiermark (Styria)

Werlitsch	Glück 2018
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Price €31.95
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Leon Barral Blanc 2016

A complex and explosive orange wine from Didier Barral

France   AOC Faugères (Languedoc-Roussillon)

Leon Barral Blanc 2016
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Torre del Veguer Pur 2020

Spain   D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)

Torre del Veguer Pur 2020
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Princic Ribolla Gialla 2017

A signature orange wine from Collio

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Princic Ribolla Gialla 2017
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Vino di Anna Palmento Bianco 2020

Sicilian authenticity and brilliance

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Sicily)

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Marilina Cuè Moscato 2020

Italy   IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

Marilina Cuè Moscato 2020
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Geremi Pian di lance 2020

Italy   IGT Lazio (Lazio)

Geremi Pian di lance 2020
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Orange wines are undoubtedly special wines. And many of these unique wines are natural wines, which makes them even more special. There are several factors that make it what it is:

Orange wine production.

When orange wines are vinified, with the grape skins in contact with the must, this must spontaneously ferments thanks to the yeasts already present on the grape, so fermenting these wines with native/indigenous/natural yeasts is more straightforward. As well as that, this must maceration with the skins and seeds gives the wine a light tannin. Tannins act as natural protection against oxidation or microbial attack, making it possible to make wine with minimal or no use of oenological additives like sulphur.

Maceration for orange wines varies from producer to producer: There are wines that macerate for a few days and some for months. The longer the maceration, the more colour, body and tannins in the wine.

Any type of container can be used. There are orange wines vinified in stainless steel tanks, others in barrels or foudres or even in jars or vats. These last two are the most common for this type of wine.

Orange wine history.

The term orange wine is said to have been coined in 2004 by David A. Harvey, a British wine importer, to differentiate this special group of amber-orange wines. However, the term may also have come from Georgia, where for many years they have been making white wines macerated with skins in large vats buried in the ground, which they call “amber wines” (Karvisperi ghvino). Georgians have been making wine this way for hundreds of years, possibly for as long as 8,000 years, but it was not until recently that Italians and Slovenes became fascinated with them and began to import large vats (Kvevris) from Georgia to try and copy. That was when this ancient winemaking method began to spread throughout the world.

Leading producers of orange wines.

Some of the leading producers are Bàrbara Forés in Terra Alta with their Abrisa’t, made with the area’s recovered old Garnacha Blanca vines, then there are Aldo Viola’s Sicilian wines, the Sauvignon Blanc by Sebastien Riffault at the Celler Credo in the AOC Sancerrelos del Penedès and the wines made by Casa Balaguer in the DO Alicante.

Orange wine tasting and pairing.

When it comes to tasting, orange wines are characterised by being robust and somewhat astringent, dry (with no residual sugars) and somewhat bitter. On the nose they sometimes reveal pungent aromas of dried fruits, apple sauce and dried oranges.

They pair perfectly with exotic dishes, whether it is Korean, Moroccan or Japanese cuisine. And because they are so robust, they go perfectly with all kinds of fatty fish and red meat.

Orange wines are very unusual, brave wines, made through the revival of ancient techniques. We are sure you will love them.