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Orange wines

They get their name from their orange colour, but what makes them special is the way they are made: white wine grapes are processed like a red wine, i.e. the berry skins remain longer in the mash during fermentation. This gives the wine special aromas and, due to the tannins present in the skin, also a grippier texture.

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White mulatschak 2021

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Quaffable, Animating
Normal price 92,00 kr Special Price 82,00 kr
109,33 kr/L

Olla Blanc 2021

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Aromatic, Lively
164,00 kr
218,67 kr/L

MAISCHEVERGOREN 2017

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Complex, Oxidative
243,00 kr
324,00 kr/L

Cuvée Marguerite 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Structured, Smooth
194,00 kr
258,67 kr/L

Erdreich 2020

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Aromatic, Complex
174,00 kr
232,00 kr/L

Roter Traminer -H- 2019

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Rich, Complex, Elegant
258,00 kr
344,00 kr/L

Blossom 2021

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Aromatic
217,00 kr
289,33 kr/L

Munjebel Bianco 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fine-meshed, Complex
318,00 kr
424,00 kr/L

Sauvignon Blanc Urban 2017

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
Rich, Complex, Elegant
227,00 kr
302,67 kr/L
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Riesling M 2020

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Complex
136,00 kr
181,33 kr/L
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Muskateller mit Achtung 2017

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Structured, Juicy
148,00 kr
197,33 kr/L
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BRUTAL! Orange 2021

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Aromatic, Complex
251,00 kr
334,67 kr/L
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Stratos Mash 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Sweet, Fine-meshed
137,00 kr
182,67 kr/L
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Silt Lieu Dit 2015

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Fine-meshed, Oxidative
151,00 kr
201,33 kr/L
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Blonde by Nature 2020

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Reductive
98,00 kr
130,67 kr/L
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Müller Thurgau 2020

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Juicy
99,00 kr
132,00 kr/L
Sold out

Sitta, Maceracion 2019

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Complex
133,00 kr
177,33 kr/L

What are orange wines? Are they automatically also natural wines?

Although many orange wines can be found among natural wines, this initially has nothing to do with it. An orange wine is a white wine that is made like a red wine. This means that the grape skins remain on the mash (the name given to the mash that is still fermenting, including the berry skins and pips) during fermentation, which can take several days or even a few weeks, depending on the style and desired color, before it is pressed. And this is precisely how the colour pigments contained in the berry skin create orange to amber tones in the wine.

This means that an orange wine can be made from any white wine, whether natural or not. Orange wines are therefore often also natural wines, as their winemakers want to give the wine more complexity and character through the prolonged contact with the mash. Orange wines are also called mash-fermented wines.

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How does orange wine taste?

In principle, orange wines definitely taste different from classic red or white wines. Due to the longer contact with the skins, the wine acquires a somewhat rougher, grippier texture, caused by the tannins from the grape skins that are transferred to the juice in the process. Many winemakers experiment with different maceration times and thus produce extremely different, complex wines. Some aromas you will find in orange wine are candied fruits, nuts, almonds, caramel, honey and dried dates and figs, but also complex herbal and planty aromas. 

Each grape also has a different colour depending on its ripeness. Aromatic grape varieties such as Gewürztraminer or Sauvignon Blanc are particularly suitable for orange wine, because the interplay between exotic aromas and longer skin contact during fermentation produces extremely special and individual orange wines.

Since orange wines taste very individually, there is something for everyone. That sounds interesting? If you're looking for something new and want to take a ride beyond conventional tastes, you're definitely in the right place with orange wines.

Where does orange wine actually come from?

Georgia is considered the birthplace of viticulture, where wine was already being made 7000 years ago. The Georgians fermented both red and white wine in large clay amphorae. They simply packed the grapes and put them into the clay vessel. If berries from white grape varieties were put into these amphorae, the result was wine with an orange to amber hue. It probably didn't taste good, but what matters is that the foundation stone was laid here.

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Our recommendations for entering the world of orange wines

Orange wines can also be quite challenging due to a stronger tannin structure or bitter notes, among other things. That is why we are happy to make recommendations for an optimal introduction to these exciting wines.

The Weißer Mulatschak from Meinklang is our most accessible and fun orange wine, juicy pears and peaches surf across the palate, perfect for summer!

The Gelbe Muskateller mit Achtung from Loimer is like a concentrated load of flower power, but without kitsch and with ultra juiciness. The combination of aromatic Muscat with longer skin contact is something very special.

The Riesling M from Daniel und Bianka Schmitt shows that Riesling is a total all-rounder. It tastes much spicier and more complex compared to the orange wines mentioned above, but also has a soothing floral side.

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