Skinsy Sensations Sampler Pack

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Six of the most delicious skin contact / orange / amber wines around. The perfect way to introduce yourself to this fascinating wine style!
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Here you have six of the most delicious skin contact / orange / amber wines around!

Skin-contact wines (aka 'orange' or 'amber' wines) is the ancient winemaking approach to making white wine, that has become hugely popular all over again.  By leaving the grape juice on its skins for varying periods of time, you extract extra colour, aromas, flavours and textures, that make for a wildly delicious drinking experience.

This pack contains six of our most popular and delicious 'skinsy' wines, and is the perfect way to introduce yourself to this fascinating wine style!

  • 2022 Unico Zelo Esoterico
  • 2021 Smokestack Lightning Skin Contact Pinot Gris
  • 2022 Somos Seven Eves Carbonic Pinot Gris
  • 2023 Koerner Pigato Vermentino
  • 2023 Jumping Juice Orange
  • 2022 Smallfry Tangerine Dream

2022 Unico Zelo Esoterico

A real cult favourite amongst those who've tracked the Carters from the beginning: the Esoterico is the wild child of the UZ range...

With Brendan and Laura's experience with this style of wine a little richer now, the execution of this skin contact white is on another level.

Supercharged aromatics from the Zibibbo, Moscato Giallo, Gewurztraminer & Greco, with a little boost to the mouthfeel from their old friend Fiano. They've certainly nailed this recipe, and it's no wonder it's become such a cult favourite for fans of this South Australian duo.

Orange in colour and cloudy as all get out, it lives up to its esoteric name but with oodles of drinkability. That's what skinsy whites should all be about. Read More

2021 Smokestack Lightning Skin Contact Pinot Gris

The Smokestack Lightning wines from Dave Macintosh are interesting takes on white varieties made with a portion of skin contact and as little intervention as possible.

They are pure expressions of vineyards with amazing vitality. A cleaner, more grown-up version of the amber wine scene, you might say.

The SCPG (Skin Contact Pinot Gris) shows almost more in common with a Rosé than a white. The natural blushed pink tones of the Pinot Gris skin really getting a chance to shine in this release.

This version spent 14 days on skins then hung out in a barrel for a while to really hit its straps.

It's a voluptuous version of the variety which doesn't compromise on freshness. It's excellent drinking all round. Read More

2022 Somos Seven Eves Carbonic Pinot Gris

'Seven Eves' is a new project from the loveable Somos chaps of McLaren Vale. The idea being best described by the boys:

"These wines are named after our philosophy when making them, they are designed to be varietal and focused, yet they are also quite juicy, fragrant, and easy to drink. Perfect for any night of the week, hence Seven Eves."

This is Pinot Gris turbocharged! Whole bunches are sealed into a tank for 14 days for carbonic maceration, before being pressed to wild ferment on full solids, then into barrel and lees-stirred for a further four months!

Deep colour, intoxicating perfume, voluptuous texture, this wine is a wildly delicious ride! Read More

2023 Koerner Pigato Vermentino

Vermentino is one of those varieties that shines with some skin contact and a few winemaking tricks. It adds an extra dimension of appeal.

Case in point is this Pigato Vermentino from Koerner wines in the Clare Valley. Vermentino was planted around 10 years ago on the family vineyard in Watervale, a pocket on Terra Rossa soils selected as best for this variety.

The wine spent 20 days on skins in open vessels during fermentation before being pressed back to steel to age for 7 months. Bottled without filtering or filtration. It's a winning style, complete with slightly cloudy and grippy elements. Read More

93 Points
"Thirst-quenching stuff here. Tightly wound, lots going on, fine-boned. Yummm."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

2023 Jumping Juice Orange

Patrick and Xavier at Jumping Juice have clambered aboard the orange express with this juicy, fresh skin contact wine with fruit sourced from the Riverland.

It's made up of Vermentino, Muscat Petit Grains and Zibibbo with varying amounts of time on skins, and just a smidge of sulphur added.

More importantly it is a bargain orange wine, bursting with floral perfume, and zinging like a well-made mandarin kombucha. Read More

2022 Smallfry Tangerine Dream

The Tangerine Dream is one of the most experimental of the Smallfry wines. After sampling a few things at the Rootstock natural wine festival a couple of years ago, Wayne thought he might try his hand at making an amber wine. This is his eighth dig at the style and it's a beauty.

This skin-contact field blend of Semillon, Pedro Ximenes, Riesling, Roussanne and Muscat is the embodiment of Wayne's creative winemaking exploration, a left of centre amber wine for this region so steeped in tradition.

And quite simply, it is down-right delicious. We love it when winemakers broaden their horizons and just give something a go. Sometimes when you take a chance you can end up in a Tangerine Dream... Read More

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 27 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 23 Total 4 star reviews: 4 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
27 reviews
  • HV
    Holly V.
    Verified Buyer
    3 months ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Nice except the Ricca Terra

    A lot of great wines but I wish it hadn’t contained the Ricca Terra - unusual to the point of undrinkable

  • DH
    David H.
    Verified Buyer
    4 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great selection..

    A great selection for exploring these interesting 'orange' wines.

  • MH
    Melissa H.
    Verified Buyer
    6 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Value

    Great Value for money & a really nice selection of

    Skinny wine. My first time trying amber wine but

    it won’t be the last. I’m hooked. I make it with soda

    Water ice cubes & Soda Water like a spritzer. Yummy

    & very refreshing. Great summer drink.

  • CW
    Camilla W.
    Verified Buyer
    6 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love this pack

    All really fun funky and interesting wines. Perfect for summer quaffing. If you like it a little different, this is for you. Will be buying again

  • RD
    Raymonda D.
    Verified Buyer
    8 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Good value for a skinsy lover

    Good value, great wines and nice discoveries

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