ORANGE WINE: "any white wine that's on the skins for more than three days." Orange wine, also known as "skin-contact wine," is made by letting the grape juice ferment with the skins and the seeds of the grape. it picks up qualities associated with red wine, like tannins, which can lend "rich, honeyed flavors that are at times nutty, with a vibe similar to sherry," as Miller said. But it can also turn out "yeasty and sour and cloudy."
Orange Wine in the Vineyard. These are white wines made in a red wine style with extended skin contact to garner that extra colour, aroma and concentration. Some can be sensational. Others more akin to cider in aroma and flavour. With luck a few of the former, as delicious as this Orange Wine in the Vineyard was. This weeks Sunday Wine Shot is one such orange wine, taken in the Batic vineyards in Slovenia.
It’s not rosé, it’s not white… it’s orange wine! Bright, juicy notes of Clementine and candied lemon, a floral bouquet of jasmine and orange blossom, and a clean bitter almond finish make this rare wine so unusually delicious. It’s perfect for welcoming the warmer weather. :)