By Zachary Godbolt

Whats is orange wine?

Orange Wine: The Art of Skin Contact

Hello sinners, have you ever heard of orange wine or skin contact wine? Orange wine, also known as skin contact wine, is a type of wine that is made by fermenting white grapes with the skin, seeds, and stems for an extended period of time. This results in a wine that is unique and full of character.

The process of making orange wine begins with white grapes that are harvested at their peak ripeness. Unlike traditional white wine-making, where the grapes are pressed immediately to separate the juice from the skins, seeds, and stems, the grapes used to make orange wine are fermented with the skins, seeds, and stems. This process is what gives orange wine its unique orange colour and tannic structure.

The fermentation process can last anywhere from a few days to several months. The longer the grapes are left in contact with the skins, seeds, and stems, the more tannins, colour, and flavour are extracted from the grapes. This results in a wine that is more complex and has a higher alcohol content than traditional white wine.

Once fermentation is complete, the wine is then aged in oak barrels or stainless steel tanks. This aging process adds complexity and depth to the wine. Orange wines are not filtered or clarified, which means that they may contain sediment. This is a good thing, as it means that the wine has not been stripped of any of its natural characteristics.

Orange wine is a unique and delicious option for wine lovers. It is known for its unique orange color, tannic structure, and complex flavor profile. It is perfect for those looking for a wine that is different from the mass-produced options that you find in most supermarkets. It pairs well with a variety of foods, particularly with spicy or savory dishes.

In conclusion, Orange Wine or Skin contact wine is a unique and delicious option for wine lovers. It is made by fermenting white grapes with the skin, seeds, and stems for an extended period of time which results in a wine that is unique and full of character. It has a unique orange color, tannic structure, and complex flavor profile, perfect for those looking for a wine that is different from the mass-produced options. If you haven't tried Orange Wine yet, we highly recommend giving it a try. You won't be disappointed!

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