Orange Wine.

Orange wine is not a fad. It is a centuries old wine that we are only now being reintroduced to. Viognier is a great grape choice when making an orange wine. I was given a lucky opportunity to source 1 x ton of Viognier from the famed Deux Vert Vineyard in Yamhill, Oregon. Deux Vert is the location of the first Viognier and Syrah plantings in the Willamette Valley. So, what to do with just a single ton of fruit? Well, I was initially going to just give it a cold soak for a few days, but it just kept tasting better and fermentation hadn’t quite kicked off yet. The fermentation bins were left outside (much colder than in the cellar), perfect soaking conditions for the grapes……so, I turned it up to 12! After 12 days it was pressed off into once used Acacia puncheons.

Flavors

Candied Orange
Orange Blossom Tea
Tangerine Skin
Ripe Peach
Snapple Peach Tea
Golden Raisins
Mulling Spices
Neon Gold




 

Tech Specs

Appellation: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Soil:
Woodburn
Vineyard:
Deux Vert Vineyard
Elevation:
385 ft (117m)
Grapes: 100% Viognier
Harvest Date:
October 6th, 2018
Brix @ Harvest:
23.5
pH @ Harvest:
3.34
Fermentation:
Ambient Yeast - En Plein Air
Maturation Vessel:
100% Acacia
Alcohol (by volume): 13.49 %
Acidity Scale (pH):
4.04
Sulfur Dioxide (SO₂):
5 mg/L
T/A:
4.5 g/L
Fining Agent:
Unfined (Vegan)
Filtering Method:
Unfiltered
Closure:
FinecorkX (99.99% TCA free)
Certification: L.I.V.E
Bottling Date:
May 28th, 2019
Release Date:
June 12th, 2019
Suggested Retail $:
25.00 USD


Bottle Shots & Images


A highly refreshing orange wine.

If you’ve never tried an orange wine before, here is a great introduction to this centuries old tradition.