2020 Orange Wine
This is the Roost’s first orange wine, a white wine that is partly fermented on its skins and stems for funky, off-beat flavours and an orange hue. Unfiltered, wild yeast, and almost no sulphites.
Made with Frontenac Blanc — it’s glorious, full of faults, and not for the faint of heart. Expect a hazy orange hue with bruised fruit, clove, thyme, mushroom, honey, musk, caramel, almond, quince, and an umami finish that keeps you coming back for more — even when you don’t know why.
Like an interesting dinner guest, this delightfully complex wine is impertinent and charming at the same time.
We like to serve it at cellar temperature (not cold), and once you’ve opened it you’re committed —there are no active sulphites so it can’t be stored until the next day.
Like all the small batch series, this was hand-bottled in such small quantities that we hand-write every label.