VHS Devils Sympathy Blend 004 Pinot Gris 2019
VHS stands for Vinous Heroin Society, obviously. Yet Sam Smith's experiments in wine will definitely not allow you to get on the nod. He paints in bold, exuberant colours, cult wines, for cult times. Satan.
Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris farmed organically. 2 seperate ferments
Ferment 1 was 100% whole berry destemmed, then 5 spent 5 months on skins. The second ferment was 80% whole cluster with 20% carbonic. After carbonic it spent 2 weeks on skins. After malolactic fermentation it was blended 50/50 into a single first fill French Oak Hogshead. The wine then spent 22 months on full solids with no topping up.
Grape: Pinot Gris
Region: Adelaide Hills