A crisp, clean cool climate sparkling made with a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir. Reminiscent of white cut flowers and citrus. A refreshingly dry style of sparkling wine that shows generosity and elegance whilst giving a clean finish. The perfect all occasions bubbly.
October 2020 welcomed the beginning of budburst and the start of the 2021 vintage. Extensive work in the vineyard in the lead up to and throughout the growing season, along with abundant rainfall, saw the vines bounce back from the stress experienced during the drought conditions of 2019-2020.
While the rains were welcome, the cooler and wetter season presented its own challenges requiring long hours in the vineyard to maintain ideal vine and fruit health. Under vine mulching, application of organic fertiliser, multiple passes of leaf plucking and canopy trimming resulted in optimum fruit to leaf ratios and excellent fruit quality.
These extra hours and attention to detail were rewarded with an abundant harvest of exceptional complexity and subtleness, producing aromatic, elegant and flavourful wines.
The vineyard for our Cuvée is situated 900 metres above sea level, on deep clay loam derived from basalt. Situated to the east of Orange the site is renowned for producing excellent chardonnay and pinot noir.
Harvested and whole bunch pressed on 14 March 2021. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperature to retain freshness and varietal character. Regular stirring while in tank provided texture and complexity. Liqueur de tirage was added for the secondary fermentation prior to bottling on 6 September 2021.
Varietal composition: 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8°C
Cellaring potential: Will drink beautifully in its youth
Food match: Yum Cha
Suitable for vegans
Alcohol: 11.9% by volume