The pinot noir grapes are hand picked into 200-kilogram crates in order to minimise damage to the berries and extraction of red colour from the skins. The chardonnay portion is also hand picked. The crates of pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are stacked into refrigerated rooms and cooled to 4°C for maximum flavour retention. The grapes are then transferred to a tank press for wholebunch pressing - a process that extracts a very fine and delicate juice. The juice is then clarified and fermented at controlled temperatures. The percentage of pinot noir in the blend has gradually been increased to give greater depth of flavour and now sits at about 70 per cent. The blend spends 30- 32 months on tirage before disgorging and liqueuring.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Rating 93 - Brett Smith, Geelong Advertiser (OCT/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale gold colour with a fine and persistent bead.
The wine deals out a delightful biscuit- like nose combined with ripe strawberry and peach characters.
The palate is rich and generous with a real vitality that’s heightened by the creamy mouth-feel.
This is a sparkling that adapts to its environment, and as such is just as enjoyable with food as it is on its own.
Our Pinot Chardonnay Methode Traditionelle is made from a majority of fruit grown in the elevated cool climate regions of the Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley. The grapes produced here have delicate, yet quite intense flavours, as well as the natural acidity and lean, elegant flavours that are required to make high-quality sparkling wine in the tradition of champagne.
Medals & Trophies
Trophy Australian Liquor Industry Awards Best Australian Sparkling Wine Gold – 2011 What Food What Wine?
Gold – 2006 Hyatt Advertiser SA Wine of the Year
Silver – 2009 Sommelier Wine Awards
Silver – 2004 Hobart Wine Show
Silver – 2008 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze – 2006 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show
Bronze – 2002 Royal Sydney Wine Show
Bronze – 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze – 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze – 2002 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze – 2003 Canberra Wine Show
Bronze – 2007 Canberra Wine Show
Bronze – 2002 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze – 2003 Royal Sydney Wine Show
Bronze – 2004 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze | 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze – 2008 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze – 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show
Bronze – 2004 Burswood Perth Royal Wine Show