Orange wine, or “amber” as it is sometimes called, is at once an easily understood yet frustrating mysterious category for wine drinkers. On the one hand, the concept is relatively simple, use white grapes, but make the wine as you would a red. On the other, the concept has been dominated by producers who also have a strong opinion about how wine should be made in general: with as little input from the winemaker as possible. As a result, in the eyes of many, the general concept of Orange wine has been confused with a style that may not be to everyone’s palate.
This category, however, has the potential to be one of the most exciting “new” discoveries in wine in decades, right up there with the development with the Champagne method of sparkling wine production or stainless steel tanks for aging wine in, it has created a whole new category of wine, a whole new spectrum of flavors and textures to enjoy and pair with food. Understanding these wines can open you up to a whole new world of wine. Come and join us at Le Du’s as we explore the full diversity of Orange Wine: the traditional, the natural, and the classics of the future. The following wines will be poured:
Makashvili Wine Cellar Khikhvi Vaziani 2016
Gravner Ribolla Reserva 1998
Paolo Bea Arboreus 2011
Elizabeta Foradori Manzoni Bianco 2017
Johannes Zillinger Revolution White NV
Bodegas Honorio Rubio Macerado 2013