The usual options that come into mind while a person is about to order a wine, are either White or Red. Another category of wine, rose also gets thrown as an option at present, but many are unaware about the fourth option orange wine. This wine is rare and cannot be found easily and also cost effectively.
As the wine is difficult to unearth, it is present in the whites section of your local bottle shop. Orange wines actually refer to white wines that are aged for over a long period that is more than the stipulated. If it stays long than normal on seeds, grape skins and the stems, the regions where tannins live, the result is a wine with a tannic character and coppery color.
Some orange wine types are explained below:
Orange Wine Types
Camillo Donati Malvasia Seco & Coenobium Rusticum
This type of wine is pale and hazy orange in color and it is a crisp and sparkling white wine, which is from Emilia Romagna, Central Italy. It is an incredibly refreshing wine full of citrus and lively green-apple flavors. The Coenobium Rusticum is a blend made from Trebbiano and other types of grapes from the Lazio region of Italy. It is exotic and honey scented and is made by the Cistercian nuns, taking the help of the consulting winemaker Giampiero Bea.
Movia Lunar 2007
This type of orange wine is an extreme make of Ales Kristancic the Slovenian winemaker, who makes extreme wines. It is deep orange in color and this hued Ribolla Gialla is aged and fermented for about seven months, in barrels that are buried underground at a depth of about 30 feet.
This type of orange wine is apple infected and made by mineral process. The Orange wines mentioned above are made with the best quality grapes and are fermented healthily, to provide positive results to the users. Learning about the types and the best place to purchase them, people can get benefitted and save money, while enjoying the taste of the wine.
Making Of Orange Wines
Some orange wines are fermented and aged juices kept in open barrels and oxidized partly. A few other producers ferment the wine by burying it underground in clay amphorae. This is a process which can impart a very dark burnt-orange color to the orange wine. Though these wines are hip or new to many people, they hearken back to few of the ancient wine making procedures.
The regions that are major producers of orange wines are Friuli, Slovenia, Umbria and the Loire in France. There are some orange wines made in New York and California as well. Regardless of the place from which it is produced, these wines will have common properties as the style of winemaking is old fashioned and hands-on.
Availability And Price Tag of Orange Wine
A hefty price tag is found on these wines as these are rare to find. The minimum price range for a bottle of orange wine is from $25. The painstakingly artisanal process is that used to make this wine. Some recommended orange wines are the Damijan Kaplja Bianco 2004, which has a flower and fruit flavor with great acidity, the 2007 Movia Ribolla Gialla and the orange wines by the Scholium Project. Other orange sections in the wine lists are the earthy, nutty Tenuta Grillo’s Baccabianca 2005, the spiced Cascina Delgi Montemarino and the Daughter’s Ramato Pinot Grigio.