Vintage Brut 2010
An aperitif/ food friendly style with great intensity. Fine active bead & star-bright, yellow-golden colour. Vibrant lemon citrus, white florals, nougat, brioche, roasted nuts & lingering dry minerality. 70% Chardonnay (Derwent Valley, Piper’s River, NE Tasmania) 30% Pinot Noir (Tasman Peninsula). Disgorged 25 August 2017, 5.3 g/L dosage - 12.9% alcohol v/v, TA 7.35 g/L, pH 3.14
Vintage notes: A wet winter broke a 10+ year drought. The seemingly never-ending summer gave way to a long warm autumn which saw high yields of perfect fruit, with ripe flavours & aromas developing earlier than usual giving a powerful wine at 12.9% alcohol.
Vintage Brut 2011
Striking pale colour. Notably elegant, harmonious & fresh with white florals, citrus zest & long, dry savoury mineral finish.
70% Chardonnay (NE Tasmania, Piper’s River, Tasman Peninsula, Coal River Valley) 30% Pinot Noir (Tasman Peninsula).
Disgorged 11 August 2017, 4.5 g/L dosage - 11.9% alcohol v/v, TA 8.52 g/L, pH 3.16
Vintage notes: A cold, bony year bringing the challenge of low temperatures throughout the season, plus wind & rain at flowering & harvest. The cold fortunately kept disease in the vineyard at bay. Chardonnay’s & Chardonnay dominant wines from 2011 rewarded patience, transforming from steely- thin to elegant.