Rowlee Cuvée 2022
The vineyard for our Cuvée is situated 900 metres above sea level, on deep clay loam derived from basalt and is renowned for producing excellent chardonnay. The pinot noir grapes we sourced from the higher elevation Rowlee estate.
Picked early with intense acid and lower sugar levels to ensure a crunch style. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperature to retain freshness and varietal character, spending 10 months on full yeast lees to build texture. Liqueur de tirage was added for the secondary fermentation prior to bottling.
Pale lemon yellow with hint of green over a pewter fleck. Refined lemon pith and wet stale with very subtle brioche and a hint of strawberry sorbet. Almost infinitely delicate aromatics.
Intense bead mousse with brioche, lemon zest, and Granny Smith apple blossom across a crunchy acid line. A dry and bracing aperitif style.
88% Chardonnay 12% Pinot Noir
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE
Will drink beautifully in its youth
Fresh pasta with white truffles
Total Acidity: 7.7 g/L
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/L