Orange Starter Pack
The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of orange (skin-contact) wines.
In this bundle we feature very accessible and elegant wines from Spain, Slovenia, and Germany.
Featured here (left to right):
(Penedes, Spain) Entre Vinyes - Oniric Brisat 2019
The perfect 'gateway' orange wine. Part fermented on its skins for 14 days, this old-vine Xarel-lo/ Parellada blend then spent 8 months in clay amphoras as well as steel tanks. It's very light in colour, low alcohol, crisp and fresh yet so soft and drinkable. Lovely fruity aromatic with a slight saline component. Perfect on its own or with a variety of foods. Made by Maria & Pep, a couple who started from scratch in 2012 after taking over some old vineyards, and have slowly built this project into the successful and experimental winery it is today.
(Mosel, Germany) Staffelter Hof - Müller Time 'Sandersstruck' 2019
The sort of orange wine you can drink all day. Made from Müller Thurgau, it's lean, has hardly any tannins, is soft but crisp at the same time, and just ridiculously quaffable with a slight 'spritz'. An all-weather joy that will work wonders with most foods or as the perfect aperitif. Made by Jan Klein, the latest generation at the helm on this historical estate which has been in the family since 1805, but operating as a winery since 862...! Jan started to produce a special range of wines with no added sulphites in 2014, a range that has now expanded to nearly ten singular wines.
(Hlohovec, Slovakia) Slobodne - Hopera 2019
Mad! This blend of Grüner and Sauvignon spends a week on its skins and then a couple of weeks macerating with wild hops picked from their own forest. Very much a 'wine' but featuring a unique hoppy and herbal character. Light, fresh, delicious. Slobodne are a fascinating family-run winery going back to the early 20th century. They rebuilt their farm over the past 25 years following a 50-yr break due to the hardships of WWII and then 40 years of communism. Now run by two sisters and their two partners, they are making some of the most exciting skin-contact wines around today.