Skin Contact


Unoaked Pinot Gris 2017

Skin contact — 9 days ago

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Bajola Di Alice Iacono

Forio Dell'isola D'Ischia White Blend 2016

This is impressive. I'd say that it's the most complete "natural" wine I've ever tasted. Great complexity and clean tasting with only the slightest home of the funk associated with the long skin contact whites. Very good indeed. — 3 days ago

Casey, Hugh and 12 others liked this

Enderle & Moll

Auxerrois 2015

Deep orange-gold color: clearly some serious skin contact. (And by the way, this needed decanting from a sediment standpoint, which I respect!) On night 2 as I write this, it’s still only slowly opening up, yielding scents of wet gravel, crystallized ginger, dried apricot, and bitter honey. Tightly-wound, bone dry, and intensely mineral in the mouth. Distinctive! I think this would be dynamite with grilled shrimp. — 5 days ago

Lyle Fass
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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I have to disclose that I am an Angel investor with these guys for more then 6 years now first vintage I had was 2009. However I have never ever been disappointed with any of their wines. They are sometimes really hard to try or to evaluate. The reds are easy but the whites are often tough to figure and need a ton of air. I am at a loss how E&M do that. By far the most difficult was the 2013 Rose. Which tasted really 🧀 cheese like. It’s still in my cellar and as Lyle commented it still needed a day to open up but then is spectacular.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

When I am in Germany I always see them. No tasting room really hard to find vineyard. And of course they need to be there. They are legends in Baden.
Lyle Fass

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Great note!

Field Recordings



One of the best skin contact wines I’ve ever had. Orange blossoms, stone fruit and citrus. Interesting. #orangewine #skincontact #pasorobleswine — 5 days ago

Marc, Ira and 2 others liked this

Lewis Cellars

"Vin Gris" Napa Valley Syrah Rosé

Man, that’s pretty tasty juice... darker rose than most, extended skin contact, kind of funky nose with loads of market strawberries and cherries. Richer finish than most rose’s, with acidity and verve but richness to boot. Great balance. Nice bottle. — 15 days ago

Jason, Shay and 5 others liked this
Matt Trader, TWP

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Didn't care to share with me huh?
Kyle Groombridge

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@Matt Trader, TWP i only had a glass of it unfortunately.. plus, I’m always drinking good stuff.. you can’t be here for all of it ;) however, I am holding onto a couple of recent acquisitions for when you and I are together next

Chehalem Mountain Winery

Tears of Vulcan 2016

‘16 Viognier/Pinot Gris/Muscat, 3 wks skin contact, golden orange color, med. bodied, a bit viscous, honey, mandarin, cardamom, ginger, sherry-like flavors #willamettewine #deedubcellar — 6 days ago

Philip Slater
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Benoit & Francois Moutard

Qu'est-ce Que C'est Aligoté? 2016

Loved this. Few days of skin contact gave it some roundness to really balance the acidity. Lemon and herbal notes. — 13 days ago

Matt Trader,, Kyle and 4 others liked this

AmByth Estate

Priscus Amphora Grenache Blanc Blend 2016

NatDiego - 2018. Another interesting skin contact wine from Ambyth, this time Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, vinified in clay. — 19 days ago

Bill, Mike and 6 others liked this


Musbrugger Grauer Burgunder 2014

I’d drink a whole lot more Pinot Gris if there were more like this. Deep color suggests extended skin contact. Nose is so fresh and minerally, though there is nice fresh pear fruit and a hint of honey. The acids and minerality liven up the palate significantly. Long finish does a nice bell curve. Very individualistic! — 8 days ago

Lyle Fass
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Hanspeter is the king!

Bodega Garzon

Reserva Albarino 2016

When I saw Albariño I thought Spain or Portugal but this is from Uruguay. 95 points at the Decanter 2017 World Wine Awards. Very pale lemon in colour. Again appley flavours with a trace of bitterness - extended skin contact? Wouldn’t give it 95 but a good refreshing well made white. — 10 days ago

Bill, Anthony De and 10 others liked this