Funky, structured and off dry beast.
Wild and cultured yeast team up with great apples to deliver Lost Pippin Wild, a funky, structured and tasty beast, bursting with complex apple character.
Tassie food match: Smoked Atlantic salmon or trout
The fruit: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji
Production particulars: Traditional and modern techniques combine in a unique dry to medium style. We choose the most astringent varieties of dessert apple varieties and allow skin contact and oxidisation before a long slow ferment to exacerbate bitterness and fullness of body. Two separate ferments, one completely wild, without the addition of cultured yeast, and one inoculated with beer yeast, are blended balancing the fresh and the funk. Allowed to naturally proceed through malolactic fermentation. Modern filtration and force carbonation are then used for clarity and flavour. Variation is always desirable as long as it brings the funk.