Union Sacré L'Orangerie 40 days on skin Gewürztraminer
Winemaker: Xavier Arnaudin
Appellation: Arroyo Seco, California
Grape Varieties: Gewürztraminer
Citrus was once a rare and alluring item kept safe all year in a luxurious greenhouse, known as an orangerie, where nobles would invite their friends and guests to party and sample just one or two slices. Our orange wine shares a similar story, but this cult-favorite won’t last a year.
Union Sacré is an homage to Alsace, France and beauty's odd ability to build unexpected bridges.
These wines are made by two friends from different continents. Union Sacré exists at the meeting of worlds. Made by two long time friends, Xavier and Philip, who arrived at the Central Coast from opposite ends of the Earth. Xavier is a WSET certified, oenology degree holder from France, Philip is a self-taught designer from Michigan who kind of misses living in a van.
Between the two of them, Xavier and Philip have 25+ years experience working in Central Coast wineries. Xavier has been cellar master or assistant winemaker for some of the Central Coasts most luminous wineries. Philip cut his teeth at Proof Wine Collective.