Summer Wine Round Up | Eat & Drink
Natural wines moved from the niche to the mainstream during the lockdown, with labels like Chin Chin reaching cult status and orange wine posts on Instagram driving people crazy down the aisles. We’re not going to lie, we were on this hype train and are still in the first class car.
However, choosing natural wines can be a minefield – just because they have a pretty label doesn’t mean they’ll taste great. We’ve teamed up with Jasper & Edwin from the ORANJ online wine store to bring you ‘The Last of Summer Wine,’ eight juicy, smashable slammers they just can’t get enough of. September should be hot, so make sure you have one of these EXTRA COLD products in a glass …
We just had our heads held high that we can replenish our list with more for it. Where would we be without Fanny Elisabeth? A deep, dark orange wine with bundles of minerality and a slight zip. Thanks Fanny.
1 liter wine bottles are becoming synonymous with natural wine. Wine is to be shared, an extra glass helps, even if it’s one more for you! Piedmontese producer Valfaccenda makes a beautiful Nebbilio that is just full of light. To drink with or without food.
A recent edition to our list – a master class in summer juice by Le Coste. A quencher, a quaffer, a summer slammer that has become our number one crowd pleaser lately. Pure zest.
We love Christophe Lindenlaub, a great producer from Alcace. It’s a fun orange, has charming spices and aroma, and is very easy to drink.
A natural wine made with grapes from a selection of organic and biodynamic vineyards in Limoux, France. Delicate and refreshing, ideal with a fish supper or a vegetarian feast.
An icy red for food. The Mediterranean spices make it the perfect accompaniment to the barbecue or around a hearty ratatouille. A light red, made of sunkissed fruit with a hint of sea salt and garrigue.
PET NAT / SPARKLING
When someone wants a “ not too funky ” natural bubbly substitute for Prosecco or Champagne, Pet Nat is the way to go. It is made with the wonderful Montònega grapes, a high quality clone of Parellada. It’s crisp with a light zip, just like the bubbles should be.
This one has real cherry notes, and is very light and very “smashable”. If Ribena were natural and made in Argentina, this would be it. Welcome the people of Mendoza, without the long flight.
As you can see, the guys mostly got by with orange wine, Pet-Nats, and cold reds. If you like the sound of any of these, use the code SUMMERWINE20 when shopping on the Oranj site to access an exclusive 20% LOTI on all bottles.
Valid until September 30, 2020