Bronze Awards – 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Pale yellow in colour
Clean apple and floral notes are complexed with fresh cream and bread dough aromas.
The fine bubbles provide a creamy texture, while the delicate acidity balances the fresh fruit.
Warmer then usual January nights led to some varieties reaching maturity earlier then previous years. Late ‘07 rains and some showers in January ensured the fruit was in good condition. With a cooler February, varieties that had not reached maturity in January took longer then expected to ripen. Nearly all white varieties were finished harvesting before the end of February with overall quality being quite good.
Certain vineyards from the King Valley, Murray Darling and Riverina were identified and harvested in early January. This allowed the fruit to retain its natural acidity important for sparkling wine. The Chardonnay and Pinot are picked in the cool of the night to help retain freshness, with the Pinot handled oxidatively to help lower the red colour pigments. Both are fermented warm to add complexity. The blend is then run through secondary fermentation in a tank – Charmat method to add the bubbles and creamy texture.
Alc/Vol: 11.5 % pH: 3.30 TA: 6.5 g/L
Best enjoyed young but will age well over next two years.
Try with hors d’ourves or oysters
Dry / Light Bodied