2020 Smokestack Lightning SCGZ
Yarra Valley Gewürztraminer from the grey clay loams of the Wongungarra Vineyard up the hill to the north of Healesville in the Lower Yarra.
100% whole berry wild ferment and malo that slowly extracts, morphs and softens colour / flavour / aroma and tannin. Hand plunged every two days for the first 20 days on skins. 50 days on skins in an open top fermenter before pressing to old Puncheons. 8 months maturation on lees at cool temperatures. No adds apart from a bit of sulphur at bottling. No fining or filtration. Citrus, spice, floral with ginger flavours. Smells sweet but tastes dry. Plush feel with a slippery tannin.