2016 Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Quarterly
Varietals (%’S): 51% Chardonnay; 49% Pinot Noir
Appearance: Pale straw colour with green tints, brilliant clarity, ultra-fine and persistent bead.
Aroma: Bright and vibrant aromas of lemon curd, white flowers, cashew nut and cold slate.
Palate: The palate displays an array of flavours: citrus, red apples and lightly roasted nuts. The wine shows elegance and purity of fruit, with hints of complexity and texture – flint, nougat, curd – garnered from 30 months in bottle on lees. A crunchy acid line provides drive and length to the finish, while the ultra-fine bead ensures persistence and freshness.
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 6-8 years.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5%
Acidity: pH 3.11; TA 8.9g/L
Residual Sugar: 6.5g/L