Day Wines 'Vin de Days l'Orange' 2021
Producer: Day Wines
Varietal: Muller Thurgau, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris
Notes: This orange wine is made with a blend of 43% Muller Thurgau, 36% Riesling, 14% Gewurztraminer, and 7% Pinot Gris. Grown in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Grapes are destemmed into 1.5-ton fermenters, with all varietals co-fermented from the outset. No sulfur at crush, and fermentation kicks off spontaneously. We keep the wine fermenting on grape skins throughout primary fermentation, until dry—about three weeks of skin-contact time—which builds structure and enhances the depth of the wine’s eventual aromatic and flavor profiles. When dry, the wine is racked and pressed into neutral oak barrels to age for four months, where it completes malolactic fermentation (MLF). This wine is unfined and unfiltered, and only a minimal amount of sulfur is used post-MLF, just before bottling.