2021 Vino Volta Different Skins Gewurztraminer Fronti

Swan Valley, WA

Northern Italian-inspired skin contact wine from this impressive Swan Valley producer.  Tastes pink!


This is textural and engaging, clean as a whistle, and walks a tightrope between being pretty and grunty. It's both. I like it.

Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

This is Vino Volta's ode to the iconic skin contact wines of Friuli-Venezia in Northern Italy.

Made from Perth Hills and Geographe Gewurztraminer and Swan Valley Frontignac, this looks and tastes... pink!  Both varieties were picked and fermented for three weeks on skins, before moving into separate old barriques for seven months on their lees, and then blended.

If you're a fan of skin contact wines, or even roses, this is a perfect Summer go-to.  Deliciously different!

About Vino Volta

Vino Volta is part of the exciting new breed of vanguard producers emerging from the Swan Valley region in Western Australia.

Between Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann, they have a collective four decades worth of experience in Western Australian Wine.

During his position as winemaker at WA icon, Houghton, Garth saw the potential of the great old vine fruit in the Swan Valley going to waste. The couple have made it their mission to turn the spotlight on this unsung region through a creative and diverse set of wines featuring the regional hero varieties Chenin Blanc and Grenache.

An ex-Houghton winemaker might conjure up thoughts of conservative wine. These creations are anything but. These are fun, flamboyant, and contemporary wines made with a sense of adventure and experimentation.

Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Swan Valley, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from Old Vine Swan Valley Frontignac - also known as Muscat Blanc a Petits Grain with Perth Hills and Geographe Gewurtztraminer.

This is our version of a skin contact white - vaguely inspired by the skin contact whites of Friuli-Venezia. This wine is super aromatic with Turkish delight aromas, citrus and tropical fruits, bright, lively, then turning savoury and textural with a slightly bitter finish. Great chilled summer orange wine - well actually orangey/pink - we really like this and it’s different to anything else we have seen.

Each variety was picked separately and naturally fermented spending three weeks on skins before pressing off to old barrique. The wines were matured spending seven months on lees.

Blend : Gewurztraminer & Frontignac
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Garth in the cellar
Garth in the cellar
Western Australia
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"60% frontignac (aka muscat blanc à petits grains) and 40% gewürztraminer, picked separately, wild ferment, 3 weeks on skins before pressing off to old barrique. The wines are matured for 8 months on lees before blending and bottling in October. Lemon verbena, nashi pears, citrus blossom and layers of stewed apple. In the mouth the wine has that salty, bitter 'skins' character. This is textural and engaging, clean as a whistle, and walks a tightrope between being pretty and grunty. It's both. I like it." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)


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