Orange: The new whites
Orange wines have become a “favorite among hipster sommeliers,” said Ray Isle in<em> Food & Wine.</em>
A “favorite among hipster sommeliers,” so-called orange wines are whites left to cuddle with their grape skins before bottling, said Ray Isle in Food & Wine. While most wines “fade” after the cork is popped, the skin interaction gives orange wines an increased resilience to oxygen. Here are three we recommend.
Coenobium Rusticum 2007 Italy, $35This “exotic, honey-scented” wine, created by Cistercian Nuns, comes from a mix of Trebbiano and other grapes from Lazio Vineyards.
Camillo Donati Malvasia Seco NV Italy, $21The crisp, dry sparkling wine from Emilia-Romagna has a hazy orange hue and boasts notes of delightfully “lively green-apple and citrus flavors.”
Movia Lunar 2007 Slovenia, $44With a “deep-orange” color from Ribolla Gialla grapes, this wine gets mineral and apple hints from spending “seven months in barrels buried 30 feet underground.”