Skin Contact

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2022

Slight skin contact here. Handled adroitly to get complexity without any bitterness. — 15 days ago

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Matthiasson Vineyard Ribolla Gialla 2017

11% skin contact ribolla from mathiasson. Textured. Medium body. Acid surprisingly lacking. But still enjoyable, just less than I was hoping. — 2 months ago

Lyle, Tom and 2 others liked this


Skin Fermented Carneros Chardonnay 2021

Might be the best bottle of Chardonnay I ever had…. Unique 500 ml bottle…. Perfect with homemade burrito bowl — 8 months ago

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Fontanasanta Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Nosiola 2021

This variety – Nosiola – is an ancient, regional specialty of Trentino-Alto Adige in Northern Italy, known for its distinctive hazelnut aromas that occur naturally, not from long-term oak or bottle aging (which can also contribute nuttiness in white wines). In Italian, “nocciola” means hazelnut, a clear etymological link.

After learning about this unique variety, we had to track down a wine made from it. When we discovered that Azienda Agricola Foradori makes a single variety expression, we were sold!!

This wine was made biodynamically, with ancient practices in the winery, including 8 months of skin contact in clay amphorae. The resulting wine is alive, awakening as it breathes, and evolving from sip to sip.

It first opened with notes of lemongrass, lemon verbena, fresh mint and basil, and delicate white pepper. As it evolved, it took on notes of geranium, white blossom, honeydew, grapefruit pith, elderberry, and wet stones. With even more time, I detected some of that hazelnut character, although, admittedly, it could have been the power of suggestion leading me there…

One thing is for certain: it’s delicious, layered, and like nothing we’ve tasted before.
— 17 days ago

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Jay Kline

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Anything by Elisabetta Foradori is worthy of discovery 💯


@Jay Kline So true!! We’ve never met a Foradori wine we didn’t love 😍

Paolo Bea

Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco Malvasia Blend 2018

So pretty and balanced w perfect skin contact astringency — 2 months ago


Fontanasanta Vigneti delle Dolomiti Manzoni Bianco 2022

2022. A Foradori skin contact white that I haven’t tried… yes, we are having two wines with dinner tonight! The floral aromas and rich mouthfeel paired great with the richer sauces on the grilled turbot and octopus dishes. So fun to have two different great wines to compare and contrast. — 2 months ago

Severn, ESF and 8 others liked this

Azienda Agricola COS

Ramí Terre Siciliane Greciano Insolia 2021

Orange wine done right. Light skin contact, deep golden color, fresh apricot, honey, nothing in the way. COS doesn’t miss. — 5 months ago

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Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Skin Fermented Chardonnay Blend


Had Queen of the Sierra orange at SL tasting- big and crunchy — 8 months ago