The Deviance “PiG’ Pinot Gris celebrates the unique and abnormal side of winemaking. Fermented on skins using wild yeast, it shows a greedier shade of pink, bringing forth aromas of wild red apples. The light pull of tannins and clean acidity does nothing to butcher the flavour of rhubarb and morello cherries.
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.