Skin contact wine, orange wine, amber wine. Whatever you call it, its definitely what everyone is talking about! Juicy and fun, aromatic and textural. Grab 3 great examples right here.
2019 Pyren Little Ra Ra Roopa
Roopa is both an orange wine and a good friend of Pyren. A skin contact wine of spicy texture and a fair skinned cabernet maker with a heart of gold and a ginger hue. When drinking this wine, you need to ask yourself... What would Roopa do?
2018 Mas Que Vinos Los Conejos Malditos
Los Conejos Malditos translates to ‘the cursed rabbits.’ This is because the rabbits are the biggest threat to the vineyards here in Toledo. The wine spends 6 months on skins in a neutral vessel. The result is a slightly oxidative, skin contact wine with a hint of salinity, fine tannins, preserved fruits and touch of earth. Very fine drinking.
2020 Smallfry Tangerine Dream
Deep golden orange, a fair bit cloudy. Citrus peel and spice blend with base notes of oatmeal and brown rice.
Full and dry on the palate, grainy tannin make this the red drinkers white, multi layered, rewards time in the glass.
Orange wine lite? Bridges the gap between something like an oaky chardonnay and the more confronting skin contact whites out there.