Skin Contact NV
Russian River Valley, CA
93% skin fermented Chardonnay, 7% direct press Pinot Noir
From one of our favorite importers of natural wine, Amy Atwood, comes this fun and affordable orange wine. Amy works with top quality, chemical-free vineyards in Sonoma and a like-minded Healdsburg winemaker to make a small range of natural wines with this philosophy: start with pristine fruit, use only native yeasts, no additives, and neutral oak. She calls it Oeno, which is the ancient Greek word for wine, as well as the name of a goddess known for turning water into wine.
This skin-contact wine is rich and satisfying, with bright stone fruit, white flowers and citrus. The aromatics give way to dry tannins, allowing subtle spice flavors to shine. It finishes with pretty funk and electric zip. This is an orange wine that's easy for everyone to enjoy. Refreshing and fun!