Hand picked grapes are whole bunch pressed and the free run juices are blended prior to fermentation. Primary fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks with a neutral yeast strain and the wine is then stabilised prior to re-inoculation with the same yeast strain for bottle fermentation.
The wine is aged with it’s yeast lees for 3 years before disgorging to give a rich, yeasty sparkling. A light dosage is employed to retain crispness and length.
- TAS - Tasmania
"Opens with phenolics and aldehydes, ultimately subsumed in the depth of the very, very complex and layered palate. "Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2012)
"Pinot noir and chardonnay here, looking very assertive and bright on the nose, plenty of citrus-tinged apple and chalky nuances, some pastry and fine, yeasty complexity just starting to show. The palate’s crisp and arrives with zesty attack: quite savoury throughout, with plenty of nutty autolysis flavour, citrus pith and peel, finishing smooth, fresh and textural. "Rating 92 - Nick Stock, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2012
"Stylish mineral nose with restrained fruit notes and elegant, well-balanced, lemony/grapefruit palate with a high level of acidity. " 4 Stars - Winestate (DEC/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Light golden with a fine beaded mousse
Crisp green apples and subtle fresh yeast.
Granny smith apple, sherbet and ripe lemon flavours are complemented by subtle oyster shell and bread dough characters. The palate is finely structured with a tight bead, fresh acidity and a long mineral finish.
Enjoy as an aperitif or match with fresh fruit, oysters, pastries or pate and terrine.
We have cellared the wine for 3 years so that it can be enjoyed now but further bottle age will reward those who enjoy the complex toasty characters developed by further ageing.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - 2012 Perth Royal Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2012 Tasmanian Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2012 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2012 National Cool Climate Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2011 Cool Climate Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2012 Cool Climate Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2012 Cowra Wine Show (only 1 point off a Gold Medal!)
Silver Medal - 2012 Rutherglen Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2012 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2012 Cairns Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2012 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze Medal - 2012 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2012 National Wine Show of Australia
Bronze Medal - 2013 Tasmanian Wine Show