Keep it natural, baby.
The 2019 “L’Orange” features a blend of white grapes (and a tiny amount of one pressed off red grape) from some of their favorite sites, and they think they’ve really struck gold (or struck orange!) again with this approachable orange wine. This is definitely an orange wine that you will want by the bottle – not just a taste!
Capturing complex colors, textures, and aromatics deliciously was the main goal, and our 2019 “L’Orange” demonstrates the beautiful harmony they were seeking through this blend of grapes, resulting from different single varietal and varietal coferments that were macerated on their skins for up to three weeks. The fermentations occurred in open top barrels and vats and the wine was unfined and unfiltered, leaving it somewhat hazy.
Along with notes of gardenia and tangerine peel, they can't help but notice a touch of eucalyptus in the wine, connecting it to Portland based artist Camille Shu's "Eucs," a piece they find beautifully reflects the synthesis of this extended skin contact white wine, and just had to feature on the label!
Division Winemaking Company is Portland, Oregon based urban winery founded in 2010 by Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe. Inspired by the wineries of Loire, Beaujolais, Burgundy, and the Northern Rhône (where they first learned winemaking and viticulture), Division crafts approachable and balanced wines though minimal manipulation. Tom and Kate have a passion to work with well-farmed, terroir-expressive vineyards, many of which are organic and/or biodynamic, celebrating the varietals the winemakers loves to drink. Division Winemaking Company includes the flagship Division label, the more approachable Division-Villages label, the Gamine label, inspired by the Rhone Valley and a personal expression of co-founder Kate Norris’ love of the region, as well as the experimental Tripod Project label, a collaboration between co-winemakers Tom Monroe, Barnaby Tuttle of Teutonic Wine, and Jesse Skiles of Fausse Piste. Division Winemaking Company represents a new generation of winemakers that are looking beyond the status quo to create unique styles of wine, with a purpose, a story and without barriers.
Katie and Denny,
We are your friendly, tiny, downtown wineshop and wine bar. We're here to share the most delicious selection of natural wines available in Louisiana with you.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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