While rosé continues to dominate the sipping scene, these autumn-hued wines are stealing the show. Discover why we love orange wine, plus four bottles to try now.
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No, it's not made from oranges, but rather from white wine grapes that have the skins left on through much of the fermenting process. Because making these wines is an ancient method only recently resurrected, they're produced in tiny quantities that sell out fast. The tasty result is a wine possessing the mouthfeel and tannins of a red combined with the minerality of a white. That unique texture and acidity make orange wine extremely versatile with food, particularly anything fatty or smoky.
Up next, four stellar orange wines to try now. Serve them slightly cool, not chilled, and preferably with a sunset in view.