Wine & Design
Wine takes on a refreshing new hue
Why orange wine is just fine, plus a Japanese whisky library and a tasting installation in Spain
Orange wine is emerging as a bold alternative to red, white and rosé. Using a centuries-old technique, the skins of white grapes are left on for months during maturation, giving the wine an intense texture and taste, as well as its unique shade. Austrian winery Weingut Maria & Sepp Muster’s 2013 Erde is one of the finest of the new breed. The biodynamic wine is made from a mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and presented in a clay bottle (which helps the ageing process) with an abstract label by Austrian artist Beppo Pliem.
ERDE WINE, £41, BY WEINGUT MARIA & SEPP MUSTER, WEINGUTMUSTER.COM. ‘CARE FOR MILK’ SMALL CUP, £50; MEDIUM CUP, £55; PLATE, £100, ALL BY EKATERINA SEMENOVA, FROM MINT, MINTSHOP.CO.UK. ‘TIERRAS ARTISANAL LITTLE L’ TILES, £4 EACH; ‘TIERRAS ARTISANAL BASE’ TILES, £208 PER SQ M, BOTH BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA, FOR MUTINA, FROM DOMUS, DOMUSTILES.CO.UK PHOTOGRAPHY: ADRIAN SAMSON INTERIORS: MARIA SOBRINO AND OLLY MASON WRITER: ROSA BERTOLI