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 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, 2.5 g/L dosage pH 3.03, TA 8.3, alcohol 11.83%vv. Pale green to light gold in colour. 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, lemon zest, fresh straw, mineral and crisp white stone fruit. 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.