Sparkling Collection

NV Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Retail
$26.00
Case
$156.00
Varieties
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Vintage
Country
Australia
Region
Barossa Valley
Alcohol
12.5%
Bottle size
750 mL

Pale straw in colour with green tinges and a persistent fine bead. A subtle creamy beginning to the nose is followed by layers of fresh limes and preserved lemons, a touch of honey, aromas of shortbread biscuits and just a hint of red berry pinot fruit lurking somewhere in the back. Crisp fresh fruit flavours of green apples and lemon puff citrus are coupled with a bright acid frame giving a delicate structure and ensuring some brisk movement through the palate and nice sense of balance to the wine. It finishes refreshing, long and clean.

Winemaking Notes

Gently handled and fermented cool (between 11⁰C- 18⁰C) in order to retain maximum freshness, aromatics and flavour depth, the base wine then undergoes “tirage” on lees for 12-14 months before undergoing dosage and then secondary fermentation in bottle.

Premium Chardonnay was sourced from high up on the Barossa’s eastern ranges along with Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills. Bottled fermented and seeing extended time on lees, the brief has been to produce a sparkling which shows creamy layers of complexity, but at its heart is clean , crisp and refreshing.

Growing Conditions

Our current release of this wine was sourced from grapes from the 2015 vintage. A mild, and at times cool December and January saw ideal conditions prevail towards the end of the growing season in both regions. The result was a measured pace of ripening which ensured the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid. A particularly strong year for white wine.