Spring Vale Salute Sparkling 2017 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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RRP $35

$25.99 per Bottle
$155.94 per case

Overview

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Crisp acidity with a long stylish finish.

The 2017 “Salute” Sparkling comprises 72% Pinot Noir, 23% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Meunier. The aromas show fresh strawberry and lemon zest with an underlying bouquet of vanilla and sour dough. Fresh berry fruit and sorbet give some sweetness to the palate which is nicely balanced with Granny Smith apple, leading to a dry, savoury finish. A classic aperitif sparkling, delicious with Tassie oysters in a crispy Tempura batter.

Winemaking Notes

For the 2017 “Salute” a selection of hand-picked Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir fruit was whole bunch pressed, lightly settled and fermented in old French barriques.

The base wine was left on lees in barrel for 4 months during which time it completed malolactic fermentation. After racking the base wine to tank it was cold stabilised then sweetened in preparation for the tirage yeast culture. The base wine was bottled with a healthy yeast population and secondary fermentation in bottle (traditional method) progressed slow and steady at 11 degrees Celsius in the cool room.

2 years later and the bottles are riddled on Spanish wheels then disgorged and topped with an expedition liqueur incorporating the Spring Vale 2013 Reserve Chardonnay.

Total production in this vintage of the Spring Vale “Salute” Sparkling was 640 dozen.

Vintage
2017
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Spring Vale is situated at Cranbrook, north of Swansea on Tasmania's Freycinet Coast. The Freycinet Coast could otherwise be described as the mid East Coast, and Spring Vale is about in the middle of that.Continuing in the tradition of hard work and innovation established by William Lyne in 1826, Rodney and Lyn Lyne have planted 6.6 hectares of wine grapes at Spring Vale, principally Pinot Noir. The vineyard began in 1986, when a small area of two acres was planted to Pinot Noir. Further plantings were made in the following years: firstly, more Pinot Noir, then Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer, followed by Pinot Gris in 1996. In 2000, more Pinot Noir and a splash of Pinot Meunier was planted.In June 2007, Spring Vale purchased a neighbouring farm, "Melrose". The purpose of this purchase was to enable decent amounts of a lighter red to be produced, with the first "Melrose" Pinot Noir being the 2008 Vintage.

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