Clover Hill `Cuvée Exceptionnelle` Blanc de Blancs 2008 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Overview

The 2008 vintage in Tasmania was warm and mild, producing exceptionally high-quality wines. The Blanc deBlancs was blended from five cuvées from our vineyard, picked over three weeks due to the varied alitutude.

All parcels were gently whole-bunch-pressed, fermented and underwent partial malolactic fermentation and batonnage in tanks. The wine was aged on lees in bottle for 37 months prior to the first disgorging.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Five cuvees were prepared for this blend and picking took place over three weeks. The original Clover Hill sparkling wine was also a Blanc de Blancs, in a neat twist of history. This gets 37 months on lees. Straight up, this is really good. It’s so pleasing o drink, even keeled, polished and refreshing. Bead is smooth and vibrant, there’s power but the wine retains a medium bodied feel. Apple and gentle patisserie aromas and flavours, a kiss of brine to whip the palate clean in the finish. Sophisticated, complex and very good."Rating 95 - Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com.au (JAN/2013)

"The bouquet brings burnt-toast and cracked-yeast characters, while the palate opens with jostling fruit and acidity, attractive delicacy and a slightly tart, tanginess. It finishes firm and long. "Rating 95 - Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

The 2008 Blanc de Blancs is a pale straw colour with a fine, persistent bead and mousse.

Aroma/Palate

It displays classic sparkling chardonnay charaters of lemon and white peach and a long, elegant palate driven by minerality and natural

acidity. The time on lees has added complex oyster shell, honeysuckle and brioche notes.

Cellaring

It is drinking beautifully now but has the structure to develop over the next 8-10 years.

Vintage
2008
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Clover Hill was established in 1986 as a dedicated sparkling wine estate. The Clover Hill vineyard, located in the Pipers River region of north east Tasmania, has ideal climatic conditions and terroir to create Australia’s finest sparkling wine.

Planted solely to traditional sparkling wine varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, considerable variation in the vineyard’s aspect and soil profile adds further complexity to the fruit sourced. Slow ripening conditions enable the grapes to develop a full flavour spectrum, resulting in a sparkling wine of richness, concentration and superb structure.

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