Skin Contact

Dominio de Punctum

Pomelado Skin Contact White Orange Wine

This is pretty wild. It bridges the gap between red and white wines.

Everything about it is a white... but it has the characteristics and complexity of a red. Wild.

Smells like apricot. Apple jacks.

— 8 days ago

Par Binner

Les Vins Pirouettes Le Tutti Frutti de Stéphane Pinot Gris Blend

So yummy - light skin contact makes it have an almost cider-like taste with a clean brightness to finish — 5 days ago

L'Acino Vini

Chora Bianco Manonico Guarnaccia Bianca

This Calabrian white is delicious! Incredible juicy citrus, pineapple, a little skin contact funk, easy to drink. Quickly becoming my go-to white! — 9 days ago

Az. Agr. Farnea di Marco Buratti

Birbo Veneto Bianco White Blend

Yummy skin contact wine wine with balanced acidity, light salinity, nutty finish. Not too funky. — 15 days ago

Weingut Wörner

Marto Weiss 2013

Almost perfect skin contact for me. — a day ago

Xose Lois Sebio

Salvaxe Ribeiro White Blend 2015

An unusual old vines blend of 6 or more varieties farmed to biodynamic principles. Fermented with skin contact. A medium yellow color. Nose of flowers and spice. Intense palate ripe white fruit. Intense mineral backbone. Powerful wine but fresh with some poise. Paired with a rice bowl featuring Haloumi, bacon and Hawaiian avocado. — 3 days ago

Judy Wagonfeld
with Judy
Robert, Andrew and 3 others liked this


Fontanasanta Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Nosiola 2018

PnP. Light yellow with greenish hue. Lime, lemon, white flowers and ginger. High acidity and good tension - a vertical wine. I understand this does a skin contact but I wasn’t able to detect that. Quite enjoyable and refreshing. — 6 days ago


Burgenland Trocken Pinot Gris

2017 vintage. Definitely has some texture and weight, suggesting some lees contact. Pear skin, yellow apple, unripe peach, little yellow waxy flower (like daffodils or lilies). — 6 days ago

Peter, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Natenadze's Wine Cellar

Meskhuri Tetri White Dry Unfiltered Qvevri Wine

Yum. Weird foraged grapes. Tasty skin contact. — 17 days ago

Nikki Goddard, DWS
with Nikki
Paul liked this

Maison Roy & Fils

Incline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Purple-red, dense, moderately to highly extracted pigment. Raspberry and black currant aromas. Raspberry, cherry flavors with blueberry and menthol on finish, slightly tight in initial pour, light to moderate skin astringency. Toasty smoky barrel aromas and flavors emerge after 30 minutes. A slightly bitter, slightly tart cherry-berry finish and aftertaste also emerge as the wine resolves. Umami shows up after 90 minutes. I appreciate the intention behind the winemaking here; this is not your typical Oregon Pinot, but instead a level beyond. This wine might need additional aging, which surprises me somewhat, but based on how the tasting plays out over the first 90 minutes from opening, it has high skin contact, moderate seed contact, and is probably age worthy given its vinification or processing, the high tannins and high pigment extraction. In essence, I opened this bottle too early. The winemaking style is unusual compared to most Oregon Pinot Noirs. Give this one another two or three years before opening. This could be a really special wine in terms of structure and balance. Unfortunately, this was my only bottle from this vintage... — 11 days ago

Neil, Trixie and 4 others liked this


Wonderful review!🍷 Best wishes during this unprecedented time.