Skin Contact

Savage Grace

De Gris Underwood Mountain Vineyards Skin Contact Pinot Gris 2019

Hard to believe this is Pinot Gris, so much color! Ruby red with an orange tinge, very good clarity with some lees sediment. Citrus note in nose, grapefruit and plum notes in mouth with mineral finish. The winemaker gets Italian plum and pomegranate in this, I can see the former. Really different wine, easy to sip but fair amount of skin tannins, maceration here. Good acid, fresh fruity flavors but subtly so — 12 days ago

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Fine review! 🍷


Bianco Quarto Macerato Vermentino

Skin contact, pale yellow/orange. Amazingly fragrant: jasmine, passion fruit. Really really good — 3 days ago

Il Roccolo

il Roccolo di Monticelli Cinciallegra White Blend

The perfect frizzante for me! A floral Granny Smith apples on the nose with every sip. A light skin contact with slight oxidation but perfectly balanced and bubbly. — 3 days ago

Sandro de Bruno

Cold Skin Maceration Garganega

color: pale-medium yellow, hazy
aroma: popcorn, burnt pear, hay, dirt
flavor: floral-rinded cheese, green apple, apricot, japanese cheesecake

aroma: +++++++
acidity: medium-plus
body: medium/medium plus

WOW. a WINE. the aroma is so killer. a bit of a frizante thing going on. incredible deal incredible wine.
— 2 days ago

Momento Mori

Gippsland Nosiola

Bellyhappychef. Native varietal from northern Italy. Skin contact. Honey. Pear. — 3 days ago

Scholium Project

Rhododactylos California White 2019

Really really fun. Skin contact. Clean. Lean mean fighting machine with some natural funk. — 4 days ago


Bucce Bianco 2019

This wine is deep gold with notable haze and visible lees, due to lack of fining / filtration, which gives this wine great texture and weight.

The extended skin contact contributes not only the color and texture, but the aromatic notes of ripe cantaloupe, honeydew, orange peel, grapefruit pith, also dried orange blossom, freshly cut herbs, wet slate, tomato leaf, and salinity.

Vintage 2019. ABV 13%.

Excited for this delish and versatile, food-friendly wine.
— 6 days ago

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Deked1, Josh and 13 others liked this


@Andrew Schirmer Yes! We’re planning a food and wine pairing class and wanted to taste this for our possible use in the class. We’re definitely going with it! So fun 🤩
Sharon B

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Is this a dessert wine? Sounds fantastic!


@Sharon B No, it’s dry, savory, has salinity, floral - all great qualities for food pairing!

Licorne Méchante

Le Phoque Plonguer Skin-Contact

Got this rec from the Wine Shoppe in Waco, TX when I asked for a funky white - the muscadet grapes are macerated so it’s almost like an orange wine. — a month ago

The Hermit Ram

Skin Fermented Müller-Thurgau 2020

Skin contact Müller Thurgau Sauvignon Blanc Blend aged in Amphorae.
Cloudy, zesty, salty, fresh. Apricots & underripe mango, salty rocks, a hint of hay.
On the palate lively, zingy, fresh. A bit spicy, with nice purity and a wild edge to it.
Brilliant with food but also v. nice solo.
— a month ago

Lyle, Iwan and 2 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

They make a lot of fun wines.

Podere Pradarolo

Vej Bianco Antico Malvasia di Candia 2020

delicious skin contact white! lot of fruity notes. perfect for a warm picnic evening. — 5 days ago