With the success of our Tears of Vulcan skin-contact white blend, we knew we were on to something. The trouble is that we only make a limited amount of that wine, so there’s never enough to satisfy everyone’s “orange craving” for more than a few months. The solution: make another “orange” wine. The 2020 Vin de Days L’Orange is our way to get you the textural and aromatic circus that you’re looking for. This blend of 48% Riesling, 32% Müller-Thurgau, 15% Gewürztraminer and 5% Pinot gris is a marvelous expression of these aromatic varietals and what can be achieved with a little skin contact (8 days to be exact). The beautiful, floral Gewürz notes of lychee and rose juxtapose in wonderful fashion with the racy, stony minerality of the Riesling, while the Müller adds grapefruit and mango in a subtle tropical lift and Pinot gris gives acidic nuance to the firmly textured palate. With time and air, the fruit profile becomes richer and spicier with notes of candied orange rind and dried apricot. The finish remains vibrant and grippy even through the second day of being open. It’s everything you’re looking for from an aromatic “orange” wine, and it’s ready to go right now.
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