2021 Blanc de Blancs
Vintage: 2021 – a long, cool vintage well suited to sparkling production – gradual ripening and good acid retention.
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Appearance: Pale straw colour with bright green tints, brilliant clarity, ultra-fine and persistent bead.
Aroma: Bright and vibrant aromas of green apple and lemon blossom alongside more complex oyster shell, sea spray & kelp characters.
Palate: Made in the traditional method, this wine has spent over 2 years on lees in bottle prior to disgorgement. This extended contact time allows more complex characters and textures to evolve – with curd, cashew, oyster shell and wet stone characters complementing delicate citrus fruit notes. A beautifully soft and delicate mousse and fine, persistent bead carry the flavours and continually refresh the palate.
Oak Detail: The base wine was partially fermented in seasoned French oak barriques to help build texture and mouthfeel.
Cellaring: Ready for immediate drinking and will continue to evolve and drink well over the next 2-3 years.
Food Pairing: Drink as an aperitif, or with freshly shucked oysters.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5%
Acidity: pH 3.27; TA 7.5g/L
Residual Sugar: 3.6g/L