2014 Vintage Brut
Our first entirely Southern Vintage Brut. Lean, long and lovely.
Grape varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir. Primarily sourced from the Coal River Valley and Tasman Peninsula.
Winemaking: All fruit was hand-picked. Each individual parcel (three of Chardonnay, one of Pinot Noir) was gently pressed as whole bunches. Juices then cold-settled and carefully racked prior to fermentation in stainless steel. One of the chardonnay parcels underwent partial malolactic fermentation in old, small format barrels prior to blending.
Use of reserve wines: The initial blend included 2% of puncheon-aged reserve wines, drawn mostly from 2011. At disgorging, the liqueur d’expedition included a tiny proportion (1.75%) of wine from the 2022 vintage.
Eight years on lees, disgorged 12 August 2022. 2 g/L dosage, TA 8.98 g/L.
Closure: Natural cork (Amorim Spark)
Production size: 1560 individually numbered bottles.