Natural wines went from niche to mainstream during lockdown, with labels like Chin Chin reaching cult status and orange wine Instagram posts making people go wild in the aisles. We’re not gonna lie, we were on that hype train and are still in the first-class carriage.
Choosing natural wines can be a minefield though – just because it has a pretty label does not mean it’s gonna taste good. We’ve teamed up with Jasper & Edwin from online wine shop ORANJ to bring you ‘The Last of Summer Wine’, eight juicy and smashable slammers they just can’t get enough of. It’s forecast to be a warm September so make sure you’ve got one of these poured EXTRA COLD in a glass…
We just had the heads up that we can replenish our list with more for this. Where would we be without Fanny Elisabeth? An orange wine that is deep and dark with bundles of minerality, and a light zip. Thank you Fanny.
1 Litre wine bottles are becoming synonymous with natural wine. Wine is to be shared, one extra glass does help, even if it’s one more for you! Piedmont producer Valfaccenda make a fine Nebbilio that is just full of brightness. To be drunk with or without food.
A recent editon to our list – a master class in summer juice by Le Coste. A quencher, a quaffer, a cracking summer slammer that has become our number one crowd pleaser of late. Pure zest.
We love Christophe Lindenlaub, a great producer from the Alcace. This is a fun orange, one that has lovely spice and aroma, and a very easy drinker.
A natural wine made with grapes from a selection of organic and biodynamic vineyards in Limoux, France. Delicate and refreshing, great with a fish supper or veggie feast.
A chilled red for food. The Mediterranean spice make this the perfect accompaniment at the BBQ or over a hearty ratatouille. A red that’s light, made from sunkissed fruit with a dash of sea salt and garrigue.
When someone wants a ‘not too funky’ natural bubbles substitute for Prosecco or Champagne, Pet Nat is the way to go. It’s made with the wonderful Montònega grapes, a high quality clone of Parellada. It’s crisp with a light zip, just the way bubbles should be.
This one has real cherry notes, and is very light and very ‘smashable’. If Ribena was natural and it was made in Argentina, this would be it. Welcome to Mendoza folks, without the long flight.
As you can see the lads have been mainly getting by on orange wine, Pet-Nats and chilled reds. If you like the sound of any of those, use the code SUMMERWINE20 when shopping on the Oranj website to access an exclusive LOTI 20% off all bottles.
Valid until 30th September 2020