There's a relatively unexplored middle ground between red, white and rose that's been begging for recognition over the past several years. Something that covers all the undiscovered passageways of sour, umami and brindle that was once thought, by the western audience, to be absent. At long last, Orange Wine is here, and exploding in popularity...
Orange wines are comprised of typical white varietals, which are vinified in contact with the grape skins, much the same way red wines are produced. Several weeks of skin contact during fermentation imparts not only color, but tons of complexity, a little tannin, and changes the character of a white completely. Reward that curiosity.
Our featured selection is a culmination of some of our favorite critic's picks, alongside the very best of the little guys we've dug up by ourselves. As part of our mission to bring you the very best in all things fermented juice, we took a couple suggestions from our homeboy over at the New York Times, Mr. Asimov. You can view some of those picks here.