2018 Vintage Brut Premier


Vintage: 2018 – fruit sourced from Pemberton, a cooler climate renowned for growing excellent fruit for sparkling wine. A nice warm and dry ripening period allowed the fruit to ripen gradually without disease pressure.

Varietals:  52% Pinot Noir; 48% Chardonnay

Appearance:  Pale straw colour with green tints, brilliant clarity, ultra-fine and persistent bead.

Aroma:  Complex savoury aromas of truffle, mushroom & brioche overlay fruit characters of citrus and nashi pear.

Palate:  Made in the traditional method, this wine has spent over 4 years on lees in bottle before disgorgement. This extended contact time allows more complex characters and textures to evolve – with baked bread, crème fraiche and mushroom notes complementing delicate sea spray, citrus & pear fruits. 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 and puncheons 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 with yum cha on a Sunday morning.

Alcohol Volume:  12.5%
Acidity:  pH 3.28; TA 7.5g/L
Residual Sugar:  4.2g/L

Disgorgement Date: November 2023