Clover Hill sparkling wine is sourced from pre-eminent vineyards in the Pipers River region of north-east Tasmania; an area becoming acknowledged as the premier location for cool climate sparkling wine in Australia.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
57% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir, 7% Pinot Meunier.
An attractive pale straw colour with a green hue. The wine is showing a persistent fine, vibrant bead and gentle foaming mousse.
The bouquet displays complex layers of stone fruits, almond biscuit and yeasty characters derived from time on lees and aged reserve wine.
Elegant with a superbly fine and soft length.
The 2006 vintage in Tasmania was warm and mild, producing exceptionally high quality wines. Vintage was a month earlier than usual at the Clover Hill site. All the grapes were gently whole-bunch-pressed, fermented in separate batches and underwent partial malolactic fermentation and batonnage in tank.
Clover Hill 2006 is crafted according to traditional methods. It is matured on lees in its bottle for a minimum 3 years. It contains components of selected reserve wines aged in French oak foudres and barrels to ensure the unique personality that is the Clover Hill house style.