2016 Smokestack Lightning SC PG (500ml)
Smokestack is serious Yarra Valley producer Arfion having a bit of fun in the winery... Yarra Valley Pinot Gris from Coombe Farm in the Coldstream subregion. 100% whole bunch wild ferment that extracts colour / flavour / aroma and tannin in a carbonic way. More developed characters on this one - figs, toffee and red apples. 16 days on skins then pressed to an old barrel where it goes through full malo prior to 6 months ageing at cool temps. No adds apart from a bit of sulphur at bottling. No fining or filtration. Just a rack or two to get off solids.