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Slovenian wine declared best orange wine in the world

Produced using a natural and biodynamic approach, the orange wine from Božidar Zorjan’s winery in the Pohorje mountains was rated the best orange wine.

Orange wines represent a relatively small, but very important niche in the global and Slovenian wine market

Orange wines represent a relatively small, but very important niche in the global and Slovenian wine market | Author gilaxia-GettyImages/GulliverFilm&Foto

On the list of 30 best orange wines in the world published in July’s edition of the prestigious wine magazine Decanter, Zorjan’s Dolium Muscat Ottonel scored 95 points and it shares first place with the Graue Freyheit wine from Heinrich, an Austrian wine producer.

The Styrian wine-maker from Tinjska gora is in the company of the best on the list, which was put together by the renowned wine connoisseur Simon J. Woolf and where you can find gems from Georgia, Austria, Portugal, New Zealand, the USA and elsewhere.

And for the cherry on top, another macerated Slovenian wine took third place – Rebula selekcija by Blažič, which Woolf rated with 94 points. Woolf, the author of best-selling book Amber Revolution, lives between London and Amsterdam and he is a great lover of Slovenian wines. On his website, The Morning Claret, he offers details of wine tours across Slovenia, which have been growing in popularity recently, mainly due to the exceptional orange wines produced there.

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