Orange Wine – The Latest Trend

If you’ve been peering at wine lists over the past few years, you’ll have noticed that some wines in white wine section (or in a section of their own) are listed as “orange”. Before getting into the process of how these wines are made, let’s begin by contextualizing this trend so we can better grasp whether this is indeed something new and what the fuss is all about. I think then you’ll have a better idea of how to appreciate them during the course of a meal.

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Orange Wine – Drinking Orange Wines

Drinking Orange Wines | ©

One of my first experiences with orange wine happened not too long ago. It was a bottle of Léon Barral’s Faugères Blanc. The bottle is priced at around 40$. It’s a blend of terret bourret (80%), roussanne (10%) and viognier (10%).

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