Kreglinger Vintage Brut de Blanc 2003 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Overview

The palate is lively and buoyant, sophisticated with numerous layers, soft whipped egg white, meringue, the refreshing zing of quartz/flint minerality and sherbet-like characteristics. Fermentation in old French oak barrels and several years spend on tirage has added complexity, imparting a nutty nougat character.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The accent is on freshness and citrus fruit with grilled nuts providing complexity; the palate is quite racy and minerally, with a tightly wound core of lemony acidity providing length; this is a rich style, best suited for the dinner table. Drink to 2016. Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Crystal and lime with a very fine and persistant bead.

Aroma

A fragrant bouquet reminiscent of white lilies with a bright confectionary depth of aroma and flavour, Belgian white chocolate, honey, sherbet and a hint of candied peel fruits entice the senses.

Palate

The palate is lively and buoyant, sophisticated with numerous layers, soft whipped egg white, meringue, the refreshing zing of quartz/flint minerality and sherbet-like characteristics. Fermentation in old French oak barrels and several years spend on tirage has added complexity, imparting a nutty nougat character.

Cellaring Potential

Will reward cellaring in optimal conditions. Drink now to 2014.

Food Matching

Perfectly served as an aperitif, or with smoked salmon, Caviar, char-grilled seafood or crab mousse, scallops in a white wine and butter sauce. This wine is equally delicious as an accompaniment to a range of desserts including strawberries and cream, crème brulee or meringue with fresh Tasmanian berries.

Winemaking Notes

Only the pure free run juice (cuvee) component is used in the Brut de Blanc. Base wines were fermented in entirely old, neutral French oak barriques and aged on gross lees until the tirage blend took place in the new calendar year, followed by the torage. The wine was stored in a temperature controlled cellaring environment to enhance bottle fermentation and style evolution. The wine was disgorged in mid 2009, followed by some time on cork prior to release.

Vintage
2003
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Kreglinger, founded in 1797 by brothers George and Christian Kreglinger, is a family company, which holds registration number one recorded in Antwerp. The family's group of companies extended to Australia, establishing Kreglinger Australia in 1893.

In 2000, Kreglinger (Australia) Pty Ltd diversified into wine production and marketing with the establishment of Norfolk Rise Vineyard and winery at Mount Benson in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia and the following year took majority ownership of the Pipers Brook Winery.

Kreglinger Wine Estates, the producers of the internationally acclaimed Pipers Brook Vineyard, Ninth Island and Kreglinger wines has a history that encompasses over 30 years as a modern pioneer and leader of the Tasmanian fine wine industry.

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