Stonier Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016 (6 x750mL)Mornington Peninsula

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RRP $32

$23.99 per Bottle
$143.94 per pack

Overview

The 2016 Stonier Sparkling is made predominantly from small parcels of Chardonnay (92%), selected from several vineyards and picked early when flavour and acid balance were optimal. A small amount of Pinot Noir (6%) and Pinot Meunier (2%) were picked a little riper to enhance the flavour profile of the blend. The hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed, blended and fermented at cool temperatures (primary fermentation) prior to “tirage” in August, 2016. After the completion of the secondary fermentation in bottle, the sparkling wine spent close to two years in the same bottle, developing complex aromas and flavours whilst still in contact with the yeast. The 2016 Stonier Sparkling was disgorged (removal of the yeast and sealing with cork) in July, 2018.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Lovely acid drive on the palate, but with plenty of fresh lemon fruit along for the ride. There is a nice creaminess that will become more apparent with time in bottle, enhancing the complex toasty brioche characters derived from ageing on yeast lees. The balanced dry finish works nicely as a refreshing aperitif style sparkling wine.

Vintage
2016
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Stonier are pioneers of the Mornington Peninsula where they first planted Chardonnay in 1978 and Pinot Noir in 1982. Stonier achieve wines of the highest quality through continual improvements in viticulture and attention to detail in the winery. In each of the Stonier wines, Mike Symons looks for that extra degree of varietal definition and site expression. His aim is to continue to develop wines with a regional style, refined structure and seamless complexity.

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