2020 Racina Ambra, Skin Fermented Gewurztraminer
2020 Racina Ambra, Skin Fermented Gewurztraminer, White Wine
Racina Ambra, Skin Fermented Gewurztraminer, dry white wine. Skin Fermented White wines, also known as Orange Wines are a unique white wine with intense character and body. This special wine was crafted by winemaker Alex Kolundzic, Darker colour and intense flavours come from the skin contact during fermentation which brings heavier tannins and weight to the wines character. Made from 100% Gewurztraminer the grapes natural fruit character comes out intensely with floral and fruit notes dominating the palate. Characters of fresh apricot and dried citrus rind are prominent. 13% alcohol, 4g/L residual sugar.
What is Skin Fermented White Wine, and why is it called Orange Wine?
Orange wine, also known as skin-contact white wine, skin-fermented white wine, or amber wine, is a type of wine made from white wine grapes where the grape skins are not removed, as in typical white wine production, and stay in contact with the juice for days or even months. This contrasts with conventional white wine production, which involves crushing the grapes and quickly moving the juice off the skins into the fermentation vessel. The skins contain color pigment, phenols and tannins that would normally be considered undesirable for white wines, but in orange wines are desired to alter the flavour, colour and structure of the wine.