Highly perfumed aromas of cherries and raspberries drift from the glass; a hallmark Tamar Valley characteristic. Soft fleshy Pinot cherry fruit is velvet-like in texture and beautifully weighted. The wine spent 6 months in French oak; this has delivered the supportive tannin structure that frames this wine beautifully. Enjoy with roasted ocean trout or salmon or even on its own!
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.