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
Silver medal: Late Disgorged Sparkling 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show
Gold Medal: Late Disgorged Sparkling 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show
Trophy: Best Late Disgorged Sparkling 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show
Trophy: Champion Wine of Show 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show
Vintage Brut 2011
Notably elegant, harmonious & fresh with white florals, citrus zest, time under cork giving roast nut characters that enhance the long, dry savoury mineral finish.
This elegant & sophisticated sparkling wine drinks beautifully on it's own or paired with spicy roast pumpkin & ginger soup, fresh seafood from the classic match of oysters to ocean trout or lobster with everything in between. Versatile, pair with seasonal salads, charcuterie & richer mushroom or cream based dishes even comfort food.
Composition: 70% Chardonnay (NE Tasmania, Piper’s River, Tasman Peninsula, Coal River Valley) 30% Pinot Noir (Tasman Peninsula).
Technical notes: 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, wet 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-tight & crisp to powerful elegance.
94 points Halliday 2019 Wine Companion
96 points The Wine Front Aug 2020
"even after six years on yeast lees and two years on cork, this outstanding sparkling wine is pale, pure and pristine: two-thirds chardonnay, one-third pinot noir, lemony, bright, chalky and long. Delicious." Max Allen
Triple Wild Blanc de Blanc 2014
Straw-green. Vinous, complex, intense nose with notes of orange blossom, acacia, nougat and dried grass. The fine acid line, zest and top notes balance the creamy mouthfeel. Remarkably fresh, even ethereal, on the palate, flavours of bread, baked apple, hay, and nougat give way to a lingering savoury finish.
100% Chardonnay. Single vineyard (Stringybark, N Tasmania).
Disgorged December 2018, 2 g/L dosage, 12.1% alcohol v/v, TA 6.87 g/L, pH 3.41.
93 points James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion
"deliciously candied, toasty, umami-packed 2014 fizz (wild primary ferment in barrel, wild secondary ferment, wild malolactic in bottle – almost unheard-of in sparkling wine circles)" Max Allen
2014 Blanc de Blanc
For the curious and the aficionado alike, the 2014 explores and celebrates Chardonnay without compromise. Traditional method, single vineyard, 100% cuvee (no pressings). Fermented in numerous oak barrels. Some were fermented with wild yeast (indigenous yeast from the grape skins) whilst others were inoculated with commercial yeast strains. Six years on yeast lees, 2 g/L dosage. pH 3.03, TA 8.3, alcohol 11.83% v/v. The time of lees contributes aromas of fresh sourdough bread with the oak showing through as hints of something almost smoky – maybe even Lap Sang Sou Chong. The dominant thrust on the nose is white florals, mouthwatering citrus zest, crisp nectarine, with fresh straw and mineral notes. The palate has a powerful core of bright acid, lemon, nectarine with a persistent dry, mineral/ saline finish. That’s balanced by a creamy mid-palate. Recommend drinking anytime over the next decade. This stunning fresh, complex, powerful but elegant sparkling makes any occasion a celebration. Just 477 bottles in this release.
Brut Rosé 2013
Delicate pale blush. Complex nose of fresh red fruits (raspberrys, strawberrys, cherries), hints of blackcurrant/ rhubarb, crunchy red apple with citrus top notes from Chardonnay. Savoury undertones and acid line compliment a creamy, textural mouthfeel to give a refined balanced palate and lingering finish.
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir. Single vineyard (White Rock).
Disgorged June 2019, 7.5 g/L dosage, 13.4% alcohol v/v, TA 7.66 g/L, pH 3.15.
96 points James Halliday 2021 Wine Companion
"This wonderful sparkling rosé ... Like the Vintage Brut, it’s pure and precise, but it also has subtle creamy texture and a lovely rose-hip tang thanks to the wild primary fermentation in older barrels" Max Allen
Here comes the sun
As Spring brings clear skies and the warmth of the sun, come discover just how wonderful Tasmanian sparkling can be or continue your journey with us into a world where luxury is ethical with this beautiful twin pack of top rates sparkling wines - each boasting 96 points.
Here's what the critics had to say:
"Pale golden with tiny and fast-moving bubbles, the nose is bright and complex with crisp apples, lemon juice, honey, almonds, brioche and vanilla.
The creamy vanilla notes continue on to the palate combining with oyster shell, sea spray, green apples, almond meal, pastry dough, lemon juice, honeysuckle blossom, white peach and freshly cut button mushrooms.
Elegant, well structured and incredibly complex, this wine is only showing the merest hints of maturity. This will age for many years to come..." 2011 Vintage Brut 96 points The Wine Front
"Pale salmon pink; the white peach of the chardonnay and the wild strawberry of the pinot are joined in vinous holy matrimony. Such dosage as there was is hidden in the satin of the fruit. Lovely wine."
2013 Brut Rose 96 points Halliday 2021 Wine Companion
Presented for a limited time in a complimentary flame branded wooden gift box this pair make a splendid and elegant gift for any lover of fine sparkling wine (yourself included).