Arfion - 2019 Smokestack Lightning Skin Contact Pinot Gris (SCPG)
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Arfion’s Smokestack Lightning wines explore white skin contact and lo-fi winemaking from grapes grown in the Yarra. Hailing from the red and chocolate coloured soils of The Patch Vineyard at the back of the Dandenong Ranges, this Gris was wild fermented in whole bunches to extract colour, flavour, aroma and tannin in a carbonic way. It spent 13 days on skins before being pressed to an old puncheon where it matured for 8 months at cool temps. No additions, apart from a smidgen of sulphur at bottling. No fining or filtration.
Subtle and fresh flavours with awesome acid. It presents you with a juicy and bright hamper of figs, toffee apple and red berries all wraped up in a tight savoury finish. 500ml is not enough. Just 900 bottles made!
Varietal Pinot Gris || Region Yarra Valley, Vic || ABV 11.5% || Vol 500ml