Renegade London Wine Orange/Skin Contact Duo
What is orange or skin contact wine? It's generally white grape/s juice fermented in contat with the grape skins so it goes a little orange in colour. Simples. One of these is pinky though as the grapes were not white, but pink.
Charlie - 2019 Skin Contact Riesling - Pflaz grown grapes (Germany) fermented using wild yeasts, hand destemmed into a Georgian Qvevri and aged in old French oak barrels. German grapes, made using English, French, Italian, Georgian and Australian winemaking influences by an Italian and English winemaking team, in London. A waxy, textured, unfiltered, unfined, lemony, stone fruity wine.
Jai - 2019 Skin Contact Ortega - Gloucester grown Ortega (very aromatic German developed grape that grows well in the UK), full skin contact and aged in old French oak barrels. A punchy, floral, textured wine. You need to like floral, jasmine-y, grapefruity, medium tannin, dry wines. He's great but divisive.
Please be aware that this product is unfiltered/unfined and may therefore be cloudy or contain some sediment.
Renegade London Wine is a cutting edge Urban Winery based in Bethnal Green, East London.
They do not grow grapes. They purchase small parcels of top quality grapes from around the UK and Europe, hand harvest them and race them back to London and make wine.
When they started making wine in 2016 they were copycat winemakers. They asked the growers how they should make wine with their grapes, and they did what they said. This was a mistake. They should't be copying other styles. London should be leading the charge on new wine styles, winemaking approaches and using both ancient and modern techniques.
So in 2017 they changed. Our wines change year on year and they rarely repeat a wine or style. They make around 12-14 wines a year with a total current production of around 28,000 bottles. This may sound like a lot but it's really tiny for a commercial winery. This is one of the main reasons our wines are not cheap. They try to keep them as affordable as possible but they know that they need to be worth the money.
Each label shows the eyes of a different person who lives in the UK. They may not be born in the UK, they may not have gone to school in the UK, but they're part of this country. They each form a key part of the rich tapestry that makes the UK special. As as urban winery based in London, many of the faces are Londoners. That's just how it's worked so far. Anyone can apply to be on the labels.
Crafted by world class young winemakers, Renegade makes modern, innovative, premium wines here in London. Why? No appellation rules, no tradition, no BS. Just great wine.
Top Quality. Modern Wine. Made With Love In London.