ORANGE WINE

ORANGE WINE

Let me introduce you to the Orange Wine from our beloved island of Mallorca. This beauty needs little explanation because, well, she already looks absolutely stunning! 

But what is orange wine exactly? And why has it captured the attention of wine lovers worldwide lately? Join me as we unravel the enigmatic allure of orange wine in general and get thirsty after reading this.

Contrary to what some may expect (especially by seeing Grape Jane’s orange), orange wine is not crafted from oranges. Instead, it is created from the essence of white grape varieties. It is a style of wine that dates back centuries, originating from the ancient winemaking traditions of Georgia, Slovenia, and Italy's Friuli region. What sets orange wine apart is its unique winemaking process, which involves extended contact between the grape skins and the juice during fermentation. 

The Process of Winemaking

To create orange wine, winemakers employ a method similar to red wine production. After the grapes are harvested, they undergo a process known as maceration. This involves allowing the grape skins to remain in contact with the juice for an extended period, typically weeks or even months. This extended skin contact infuses the wine with tannins, phenols, and pigments, resulting in its distinctive orange hue.

Aromas and Flavors

Jane absolutely adores this orange wine with its slightly amber hue that even evolves over time, gradually becoming a more vibrant orange. The mesmerizing color of orange wine is just the beginning of its allure. Grape Jane’s orange wine has a marked structure, full-bodied character and tannic presence. Find notes of white flowers, sun-dried fruit (especially dried apricots) and light balsamic notes. When you raise a glass to your lips, prepare to be captivated by a complex array of aromas and flavors that ends with surprising bitterness and a very good and balanced acidity.

Food Pairings with Orange Wine

Ah, the joy of pairing wine with delectable dishes! Orange wine, with its rich textures and distinct character, pairs beautifully with a wide range of foods. Its tannins and acidity complement robust flavors and enhance dishes like roasted poultry, game meats, hearty vegetarian fare and aged cheeses. The interplay between the wine's structure and the food's flavors creates a harmonious symphony on your taste buds.

Embracing the Orange Wine Revolution

The past decade has witnessed a renaissance of orange wine, as adventurous wine lovers seek out unique and unconventional experiences. From trendy wine bars to Michelin-starred restaurants, orange wine has found its place in the hearts and glasses of wine enthusiasts across the globe. Its allure lies in its ability to push the boundaries of traditional winemaking, offering a taste of the past while captivating the modern palate. Got excited and thirsty? Shop Orange wine here.

Love to read more about the orange wine revolution? Jane loves this book: Amber revolution ‘how the world learned to love orange wine’ by Simon J. Woolf, it has a website as well: https://amber-revolution.com/