The Queens Tasting Table 12pm - 2pm - Free Tasting
Orange, Amber, Ramato
Whatever you call , what’s all the fuss about?
Less than a decade ago, these distinctive wines stormed the wine world like another fad being pushed in fashionable wine store and bars around the country. Their mystique and quality fueled a popularity that has gone far beyond the style’s initial champions.
But what really is ‘Skinsy’ aka ‘Orange’ wine? Well one thing it’s more than a passing fad. Skin contact is another term for maceration which essentially means the period during winemaking when the grape skins remain in contact with the juice. When people talk about skin-contact wines, they usually refer to white grapes that are vinified like red wines. Most white wines are made by pressing grapes after harvest, and the juice is then fermented. If you allow the juice to ferment on the skins, it extracts additional tannin, texture and flavour - the same as in the red wine process.
Nerd Wine Alert Fact - Georgia is considered the birthplace of ‘Orange’ or as they refer to it ‘Amber’ wine. Referred to as the original winemakers, Georgians have used citron-shaped clay vessels, called qvevri, to make wine since 6000 BC.
On tasting -
This event is free