Selected Pinot Gris grapes from a single vineyard in Tasmania's southern Coal River Valley wine growing region. The bright pink label on this bottle is an entrée into what is in the bottle. Light Salmon blush to the eye, this wine was hand picked and utilising wild yeast, then went through a 100% wild MLF. Hand plunged, the juice was fermented in open barrel on skins to give this wine it's blush colour. Lovely ripe pear and apple flavours exude from the bouquet and are evidenced in the palate. It's afun Pinot Gris to enjoy with most light foods.
Coal River Valley
The Deviance range of wines is an exciting new vision from Alec Bailey. Whilst working under the guidance of Derwent Estate senior wine maker John Schuts, Alec identified small parcels of pristine fruit from selected vineyards around Tasmania and applied numerous natural winemaking techniques to bring the best out of these grapes. The sourced fruit was all hand picked from the premium regions of the Coal River and Tamar Valleys. Utilising wild yeast ferments, wild malolactic conversions, barrel ferments and lees stirring as the cornerstone of his philosophy, the whole range of Deviance wines is definitely a more "hands off" way of winemaking than most.