‘What is orange natural wine?’ - the question we are asked most frequently on an average day at Wayward. Named for its colour, orange wine is made using white grapes, but vinified as one would a red. That means the skins stay on through the process, often the stalks and stems too, bleeding pigment into the wine and producing all manner of deep golden, amber, ochre hues in the glass.
This creates tannic structure too - that dry feeling in your mouth - which makes them more complex than your everyday white wine and coupled with their lifted, high-register aromatics you are in sensory overload territory. Far from being a new-fangled natural wine trend, this is more like a trip back in time to the ancient white wines of yesteryear.