Orange wine (also known as skin-contact wine) is an intriguing category – one that has garnered considerable media coverage in the past. But what exactly are orange wines and what…

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Orange wine (also known as skin-contact wine) is an intriguing category – one that has garnered considerable media coverage in the past. But what exactly are orange wines and what makes them so compelling?

Simply put, orange wines are white wines that are left to macerate on their skins for longer than usual. This extended skin contact adds colour, texture, tannin and flavour, making the wines particularly food-friendly and versatile.

Produced in Europe for at least 5,000 years, most famously in Friuli and Georgia, the style is now being adopted by a number of avant-garde winemakers across the globe, including some of our own Young Guns.

If you’re interested in getting to grips with this fascinating category, we recommend viewing our orange wines on offer, and getting your hands on a bottle (or six).

 

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