2016 Smokestack Lightning SCPG 500mL

Region:Yarra Valley (Coldstream) , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied


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Pinot Gris with serious personality.
Small Batch
weird & wonderful

RRP $30.00

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The Smokestack Lightning wines from Dave Macintosh are interesting takes on white varieties made with some portion of skin contact and as little intervention as possible. They are pure expressions of vineyards with amazing vitality. A cleaner, more grown-up version of the Amber wine scene, you might say. The 2016 SCPG (Skin Contact Pinot Gris) shows almost more in common with a Rosé than a white. The natural blushed pink tones of the Pinot Gris skin really getting a chance to shine in this release. This version spent 16 days on skins then hung out in a barrel for a while to really hit its straps. It's a voluptuous version of the variety which doesn't compromise on freshness. It's excellent drinking all round. Only 100 dozen made.

What it Tastes Like

Dizzyingly floral perfume - musk, turkish delight, middle eastern spices and roses. The smells escape from the glass in a puff. It's round and cuddly but framed by lovely grippy tannins. They're gentle, chalky, sure, but never severe. Tastes of rosewater and cooled rosehip tea. Pinot Gris out on the town. Very nicely done.


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