Skin Contact

Honorio Rubio Villar

Macerado Edicion Limitada Rioja Viura 2018

100% Viura, 6 months skin contact.

Absolutely LOVE this wine!!
Viura fans only please, find it, drink it, love it, buy a lil more & stash it. Waxed. Specialz.

If I had another bottled, and chilled.... it would be a special night.

For me, this wine is possibly equated to a Burg-hounds iodine marinated fossilized crustacean shell infused Kimmeridgian fruit forward Chablis (love my Burgundy Blanc’s too)... or something.

More Vintages, Please!

Paired with hickory smoked Salmon.

Note-wise, Ill say it has great fruit, golden, iron-like note, along with a ?peppercorn skin essence? (Essence mixed peppercorn, olfactory, not bitten into), hint of apricot... texture changes with temp (more tannic and rough when cold, smooth round fruit when warmer). Pure enjoyment. Possible almond shell note with age.

Does not state exactly, the length of skin contact. Harvest - bottling on. March 2, 2019. Approx 5-6months (Sept-March). 13% ABV
— 3 days ago

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Adam Beasley

Adam Beasley

@Rhonely Boy I’ve gotta hunt this down. Sounds awesome.
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

I love the varietal Viura/Macabeo, most perceive it as nuetral, and have to admit that its not the most upfront showy varietal. Its a varietal that lights up my sensors though.

Its a fantastic varietal example.

Viura resists oxidation, and can age. Fruity and wonderful now, skin contact adds complexity and tannin. Excited to see how this ages, as I picked up a few extra bottles.

Tessier Winery

Filigreen Farm Pinot Gris 2019

I love this skin contact wine. Gingered peach, orange skin, gold apple. — a day ago

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Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

This wine is 🧨🧨🧨

Early Mountain

Petit Manseng 2018

Really impressive biodynamic, skin-contact petit manseng from Virginia. I hadn’t anticipated stringing those words together. There’s enough wilder aspects and mouthfeel richness to pair well with funky cheeses, along with a surprisingly bracing run of acidity on the finish. — 10 days ago

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Esteban Celemín

Tinajas de Albillo Real 2013

Relatively balanced and energetic organic version of a skin contact wine aged in clay amphorae. — 3 days ago

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Galactic Wines

Saravá Loureiro

Tasty skin contact Vinho Verde (basically). A lot of tropical fruit flavors and aromas. — 20 days ago

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Domaine Sigalas

Santorini Assyrtiko 2019

Slight skin contact and oxidative taste and feel. — 18 days ago

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The Austin Winery

Skin Ferment One Elm Vineyard Vermentino 2019

Nicely done skin contact Vermentino. — 22 days ago


Reserva Branco Rabigato Códega the Larinho 2018

This needs a bunch of air. Strong herbal nose needs time to dissipate a bit. Has some tropical fruit notes. Seems kind of oily. A note on the finish gives it a skin contact feel with slight bitterness. — 8 days ago

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