This wine is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, sourced from Australia’s home of great quality sparkling wine, Tasmania. Tasmania’s cool latitude and maritime climate is ideal for producing elegant sparkling wines with powerful fruit flavors and high natural acidity. Classical Sparkling winemaking techniques are used for this cuvee. Handpicked, gentle whole bunch pressed, cool fermentation in stainless steel and oak, 100% MLF, complex assemblage and extended ageing on lees after bottle fermentation, all combine to produce a stylish and complex wine. Final 24 months in stainless steel, hogshead and bottle contribute to the wine’s refine.
Very pale gold in color, with a persistent fine mousse. The nose displays aromas of honeysuckle, citrus zest and fresh strawberries from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit. Extended time on lees during secondary fermentation contributes more complex aromas of nougat and roasted nuts. The palate is well balanced with delicate fruit flavour, fine creamy texture and a refreshing natural acid drive. The finish is dry and fresh with lingering flavors of citrus and nougat