Blue Pyrenees `Midnight Cuvée` Chardonnay 2004 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

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Overview

The bright, green apple flavoured palate exhibits a fine acid backbone which enhances the fresh doughy yeast notes and fine refreshing effervescence.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Brilliant pale straw with a fine bead of gentle bubbles.

Aroma

The aroma is delicate and complex with the yeast autolysis character of freshly baked bread complimented by citrus fruits and hazelnuts.

Palate

The bright, green apple flavoured palate exhibits a fine acid backbone which enhances the fresh doughy yeast notes and fine refreshing effervescence.

Wine Background

The production of “methode traditionelle” sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees Estate for many years. Although hand picked fruit is often desired for the production of the premium cuvee juices, day time temperatures in Australia can mean that hand picked fruit is often quite warm when received into the press after a day’s picking.

In 1992, the team at Blue Pyrenees decided to experiment with hand picking fruit in the middle of the night, under floodlights, to optimize both fruit condition and temperature. The results were amazing – crisp and clean cuvee juices of outstanding quality. The Midnight Cuvee was born!

Winemaking Notes

Nowadays the Blue Pyrenees team select the best fruit parcels, whilst on the vine, to be separated out from the rest and picked at night by hand to generate the juices that will become the Midnight Cuvee. Although very laborious and time consuming, the rewards are evident in the glass. The Blue Pyrenees Estate Midnight Cuvee is made entirely from estate grown fruit – predominantly Chardonnay with a touch of Pinot Noir.

Vintage
2004
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Blue Pyrenees - then called Chateau Remy - was established in Western Victoria in 1963 by Remy Martin. Remy Martin was committed to discovering the superb sparkling wine potential of the worlds cool climate wine regions and in fact subsequently became the force behind Champagne Houses Krug and Charles Heidsieck. Blue Pyrenees Estate was among the modern Australian wine industry’s first ventures into cool climate viticulture. Ample amounts of sunshine ensure our grapes ripen to full maturity with the heat moderated by altitude vineyards and southerly ocean winds. The climate is warm enough to give concentration and power, yet cool enough to give vibrancy and elegance, resulting in remarkable wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Our Estate is surrounded by the picturesque blue-hued Pyrenees range named for its beauty and similarity to the Pyrenees mountains bordering France and Spain, though some think this explorer’s memory of what constituted a mountain may have been distorted by his long voyage across the flat seas of the Pacific!

French eccentricity was the hallmark of the Estate and the brand’s creation. In 2002 the Estate was purchased by a group of Australian wine-passionate businessmen. Eccentricity, with a New World twist, is guaranteed to continue with a new, innovative management and winemaking team at Blue Pyrenees Estate.

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