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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Tragolargo Blanco 2020

Mediterranean Orange Wine

Spain   D.O. Alicante (Valencia)

Tragolargo Blanco 2020
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Price £10.89
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Sicus A Wine Work Orange 2018

“Freelance” character

Spain   Penedès (Catalonia)

Sicus A Wine Work Orange 2018
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£13.04
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Price £13.57
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Riffault Sancerre Skeveldra 2013

Natural Sauvignon Blanc de Sancerre

France   AOC Sancerre (Loire)

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£26.55
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Hajszan Neumann Natural Traminer 2017

An urban and sustainable orange wine

Austria   Weinland Österreich (Vienna)

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£28.98
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Còsmic Destí 2019

Healthy vitality

Spain   (Catalonia)

Còsmic Destí 2019
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Price £15.24
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La Salada Disbarats 2019

An authentic orange wine

Spain   Penedès (Catalonia)

La Salada Disbarats 2019
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£11.33
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Price £11.77
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Cueva Orange 2019

An intense and fresh orange wine.

Spain   D.O. Valencia (Valencia)

Cueva Orange 2019
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£14.51
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Muster Erde 2018

The most eccentric orange wine

Austria   Weinland Österreich (Styria)

Muster Erde 2018
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£41.02
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Mondo 2019

Naturally Verdejo

Spain   VT Castilla-León (Castilla y León)

Mondo 2019
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£16.58
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Aldo Viola Egesta 2018

Authentic grape juice

Italy   IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

Aldo Viola Egesta 2018
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£27.52
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AphrosWines Loureiro Branco 2019

A Loureiro with an Atlantic character and pleasant rusticity

Portugal   Vinho Verde (Minho)

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£13.34
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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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£15.48
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Muster Gräfin 2018

A leading orange wine

Austria   Weinland Österreich (Styria)

Muster Gräfin 2018
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Price £32.66
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Terroir Sense Fronteres Brisat 2018

A Montsant with character and lasting flavour.

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

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La Garagista Harlots & Ruffians 2017

An orange wine with an alpine character and a curious history

United States   Vermont (Vermont)

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Sybille Kuntz Organic Orange 2018

Orange intensity

Germany   VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer (Mosel)

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Rascaña 2019

An orange wine from high up

Spain   (Valencia)

Rascaña 2019
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COZs vo-Vital Macerado 2018

An elegantly rare orange wine

Portugal   Vinho de Portugal (Lisbon)

COZs vo-Vital Macerado 2018
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Bodega Clandestina Blanc Fugitiu 2018

Elegant Xarel·lo at its most natural

Spain   Penedès (Catalonia)

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Bàrbara Forés Abrisa't 2018

A white wine like they made them before

Spain   D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia)

Bàrbara Forés Abrisa't 2018
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£17.06
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Sicus Cartoixà 2018

Spain   Penedès (Catalonia)

Sicus Cartoixà 2018
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£16.68
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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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Heinrich Graue Freyheit 2018

A surprising orange wine that breaks the mould

Austria   Weinland Österreich (Burgenland)

Heinrich Graue Freyheit 2018
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Heinrich Muscat Freyheit 2018

A full range of aromas and elegant discretion

Austria   Burgenland (Burgenland)

Heinrich Muscat Freyheit 2018
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Anima Mundi Pells 2019

A white wine with soul and intelligence

Spain   Penedès (Catalonia)

Anima Mundi Pells 2019
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£20.04
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Milan Nestarec Antika Podfuck 2015

An explosion of delicious sensations

Czech Republic   Moravia (Moravia)

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£33.50
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Ambyth Priscus Grenache Blanc 2013

United States   Paso Robles (California)

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£36.36
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Vino di Anna Palmento Bianco 2018

Sicilian authenticity and brilliance

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Sicily)

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Radikon Slatnik 2018

Italy   IGT Venezia Giulia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Radikon Slatnik 2018
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Price £31.46
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Radikon Slatnik 2016

Italy   IGT Venezia Giulia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Radikon Slatnik 2016
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Còsmic Destí 2020

Healthy vitality

Spain   (Catalonia)

Còsmic Destí 2020
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£14.62
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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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£14.76
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Price £15.36
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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.