When I read about orange wine, I knew just whom to ask about it: Orlando Clemente. He took me to Brooklyn Winery, where we went on a tour of the winery and got to taste-test this hipster wine, which to me had almost an earl grey flavor. I asked Orlando to write up a review, and he wrote this and provided the pictures you see here:
A winery in Brooklyn? Oh yes, and a great one at that. I never would have conceived the notion that wine ( let alone great wine) would be produced in Brooklyn NY!
Brooklyn Winery produces Rieslings, Chardonnay, an Orange Chardonnay, a fine Rosé and a killer Pinot Noir. Believe me, all are world class.
The Riesling is crisp, refined, refreshing and will serve you well with Asian and spicy fare or just for enjoying on its own. (I had a to drink multiple glasses).
The Pinot Noir was insane! A little darker then most Pinots, medium bodied and a blast to drink,I could not get enough of it! Glass after glass after glass was enjoyed by my beautiful drinking partner Stephanie Nikolopoulos and myself.
The Rosé was great as well. Great nose of Strawberries and candy.Great color and really delicious. A great dry but fruity Rosé
The Orange Chardonnay is unbelievable. I’ve never had anything like this before, and its hue is out of this world: it really is orange. Great nose and mouthfeel. There are so many flavors here that it will keep you entertained for some time as you try to figure them all out.
The appetizers… Mama mia! You have to come down here and try them. Duck paté, cheeses, baguette, etc. All delicious. If you love wine,and I know that you do, you must visit and enjoy the great food, wine, awesome staff and winery tour.