Showing posts with label Skin Contact. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skin Contact. Show all posts

Monday 8 March 2021

Alkimi Whole Bunch Marsanne 2020

Skinsy Marsanne. Whole bunch goodness from Alkimi. Last year's release sold out in quick time and I can't see this 2020 version being any different.

Monday 8 June 2020

Arfion Fever 2019

Fever. This is an electric skin contact wine from the ever creative and open minded Dave Mackintosh. What a masterful wine and then some. I dig it big time! 

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Arfion Snowflake Savignin 2018

I feel this is a wine which you'll either love or not so much. A good aperitif as the evening chill starts to set in for some perhaps?

Saturday 16 May 2020

Arfion Smokestack Lightning PG 2019

From one of the coolest dudes in the Yarra Valley comes one of the coolest wine labels going around. Smokestack Lightning - boom! 

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Alkimi Whole Bunched Marsanne 2019

A textural dream boat. Mind you, skin contact wines don't float everyone's boat, but if yours is sailing strongly with the wind, get hold of this beauty. A fabulous take on Marsanne.

Thursday 5 September 2019

Brackenwood Vineyard Skin Contact Chardonnay 2018

Skin contact Chardonnay... This is the type of wine which will challenge some drinkers but also find a new legion of fans. I could have a glass or two.

Sunday 4 February 2018

Worlds Apart Wines Oakbank 2017

One for the skin contact wine freaks out there. A left-field wine for sure which will either have you squirming or in love.

Sunday 10 April 2016

Sigurd Blanc 2015

Said to be a 'Wines of intrigue and natural appeal,' those boxes have definitely been ticked. The intrigue factor has been cranked up with ease. A simple label and wax seal offers immediate impact to the eye.

A curious blend of Gargenega, Marsanne and Gewürztraminer, percentages unknown.

Looks like reconstituted apple juice in appearance, some skin contact has done its thing here. One whiff and the senses go wild. Every other whiff comes up with something new. Rose water, musk, honey mead, canned apricots, marigold flowers. Some lemon curd but not. Some peach skin but not. Spiced fruit lingers and the delivery is generous.

It's zippy and lively yet has a mellow side. I just want another glass.

Drink within the next few years.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $30
Source: Retail

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Monday 30 March 2015

Giallo 2013

This is the fourth release of this unique skin contact Sauvignon Blanc. Made by Tom Shobbrook, some of the detail surrounding the wine is hard to locate, such as price.

Skin contact isn't my thing. I've given it a go a few times and just can't seem to find something that appeals all that much. This is different. It smells good. It tastes good. I like it!

Pineapple husk, canned peach syrup, peach skin and apricots. There's a bit of weight too and it carries a phenolic texture. It's quite an interesting piece and something I didn't want to over analyse. It's quite enjoyable and that's primarily what it was made for. Food will help it sing more, perhaps something like barbecued octopus. I reckon it could also cut through the fat of duck as a left field option.

Anyway, back to another glass.

Very good but not a style everyone would enjoy.

Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $??
Source: Sample

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