Upstairs From Sundays 2018 Pinot Gris - Skins (750ml)Upstairs Wine
Varietal: Pinot Gris - Skins
Region: Orange, NSW
This is the last in a series of 3 wines we made to show how diverse the world of wine can be if you think a little out of the box.
We picked some beautiful pinot gris from a high altitude vineyard in Orange. We then then made the wine in three different ways.
- This one is called "skins" because we fermented the grapes in contact with the skins. Basically we pretended it was pinot noir.
- Another one is called "juiced" because thats basically all we did to it
- The last "carbonic" because it was made with a process called carbonic maceration
For those of you who don't know, Pinot Gris is a mutant of Pinot Noir and has a purple-y coloured skins so we were able to get 3 pretty different looking and tasting wines.
Skins has been dubbed the 'noir de blanc'. It looks like a red wine but is made from a traditionally white wine grape. Served slightly chilled its delicate strawberry is as seductive as any Pinot Noir.
All of the wines were made from hand picked grapes, went through spontaneous fermentation, and had no additions, no fining and with minimal filtration.
In this picture you can see what I mean about the colour. If you have a mate that is a bit of a wine know it all this will trip them out.