100% pure squeezed sunshine.
The legendary tag team of Tank x HUF Worldwide is back with a limited edition strain of orange wine, with plenty of highs and no pulp.
The story unfolds like this, the homies at HUF reached out to see if we wanted to collaborate on their Plantlife collection, and asked for something that pairs well with, well...you know what. As a crew that's maybe partook in smokin' indo while sippin' on our own juice, we had an idea:
Orange wine. You know, that thing we do where we crush white grapes and let them sit on their skins to extract tropical aromas, exotic flavors, and that signature orange color? Typically with white grapes, you'll crush the grapes and immediately separate the juice from the skins. But as we do with red wines, we figured out that if we let the two parties marinate together for about a week, we get something super delicious.
As a quick history lesson, skin-contact white wine isn't some new hipster fad, this is a technique that has been around for nearly 8,000 years in winemaking. With this particular blend, we had some really unique varieties to work with too, including Trousseau Gris from the Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard, home to the only remaining plantings of this grape in the US. So when you taste this, you get to enjoy one of the rarest experiences in viticulture. Which makes it a cool complement to the horticulture. 😉
In your cup, marvel at those sexy tangerine hues and soak in the aromas of mandarin orange, apricot, and jasmine. Once it finds its way into your mouth, savor an explosion of sexy and exotic flavors including citrus, peach, nectarine, green apple, and a little herb. It's got all the elements to pair with your winter shellfish, '70s R&B records, and some grass.
For a blend that's all about tropical vibes, we found it fitting to name it in homage to our favorite throwback orange juice...with a unique Cali twist. In collaboration with HUF, we bottled and wax-dipped just 42 cases as a part of this special collectors project.