We love orange wines and we’ve been working hard to find good value options to highlight this unique style of wine. Essentially Orange wines are white wines made like reds, so during their production the wine has been left in contact with the grape skins to impart aroma, flavour and texture to the wines. This makes them great food wines at the richer end of the spectrum, or fresh, creamy and fruity summer wines at the lighter end.
Here we’ve compiled 3 of our favourites from different grapes and countries, to show a range of styles. This pack contains:
1 x Ancre Hill Orange Albarino: “Albarino blend of beautiful Welsch orange wine. Grapes are macerated in whole bunches for 30-50 days. Fermentation is then finished in oak and stainless steel with the wine being aged on it’s lees for a minimum of 10 months.”
1 x Meinklang Austrian Gewurtztraminer/ Pinot Gris: “This ‘living’ wine is appley, yeasty and fresh, with hints of rose and lychee. Spontaneous fermentation, with very low sulphites, this wine is a nod in the natural and orange style of winemaking. Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Welschriesling make up the blend.”
1 x Altolandon Spanish Dona Leo Muscat : “Close to golden in colour, the floral nose leads into white flowers, roses and orange peel. The palate is nicely structured for a dry muscat, with more herbs and a pleasant bitterness on the finish. Excellent acidity and freshness with a clean finish.”