Skin Contact Wine

Skin contact wine is one of the many different types of wine available to buy here at Doom Juice Wine. Using the skin contact method is a unique way of creating wine, and it results in a bold, distinct flavour that's synonymous with Doom Juice Wine products.

What is skin contact wine?

Skin contact wine, also referred to as skins wine, is a type of wine that's been fermented in a particular way. We leave the skins of the grapes on whilst the wine ferments. In essence, skin contact wine is white wine that's been made like red wine. Skin contact wine is often referred to as 'orange wine', but what differentiates us from the rest is that our Skin Contact Wines is actually in Amber Orange. 


The colour of skin contact wines varies, and largely depends on the period of time that the skin-on grapes are left to ferment. Grapes can ferment with the skins on for anywhere between a few simple hours and months at a time. Here at Doom Juice Wine, our 2021 Skins wine is an Amber-Orange colour. Skin contact wine can be anywhere from this colour to a deep, vibrant orange. It all comes down to fermentation time.


Skin contact wine has a very distinct taste. This is because of the way that it combines characteristics of both red wine and white wine. For example, skins wine preserves the acidity of a white wine whilst also gaining the tannin and body of a red wine. The result is a bold and refreshing flavour that any other type of wine wouldn't be able to deliver in the same way.


It's all about technique when it comes to skin contact wines. Fermenting skin contact wine is a low-intervention process, which results in a distinct appearance that often appears cloudy or else has sediment in the end product. As a result of this low intervention during the maceration process, skin-contact wines are still defined as being a "natural" type of wine, though their exact placement on the natural wine spectrum varies.


Skin contact wines have been steadily growing in popularity across the course of the last decade. What originally started out as a fad among the wine world has quickly boomed to be the drink of choice for many. This means that the Doom Juice Wine 2021 Skin contact wine batch is an ideal gift for either yourself or someone you know (that's of the drinking age, of course). It's trendy and tempting, and has a certain air of mystification if you're yet to try a bottle.

Buy our skin contact wine today

Doom Juice Wine is proud to ferment and sell skin contact wine Australia-wide. Shop our range of skin contact wines today or else browse our other distinct wine products, including official Doom Juice Wine merchandise. Remember, photo ID and a signature are needed upon the delivery of any alcoholic orders.

Doom Juice produces its wines in accordance with standards set out by Australian wines Certified Organic (ACO) and the National Association of Sustainable Agriculture (NASAA). We focus on sustainable viticulture and preserving the health of the soil, the vines, and the fruit when it comes to winemaking.

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