2012

James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion Says..

“This goes for the jugular, unleashing straight chardonnay across an astounding 5 years of lees ageing, equipped with a judicious dollop of 2g/l of dosage. This is cool climate Australian sparkling, making sense in terms of its makeup, while resounding with drinkability. Orchard fruits, nashi pear gelato and tangerine, all ringing with an urgency across saliva-inducing acidity and a whiff of brioche. Profound.”

Wine Making

Crafted in Methode Traditionelle 100% pristine hand selected Chardonnay grapes were whole bunch-pressed, under went partial malolactic fermentation and batonnage in tank before bottling for secondary ferment.  Wine was aged on lees for 5 years and has minimal dosage

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pale straw with fine mousse and persistent bead

Aroma: Gentle floral notes with a hint of seapray

Palate: Crisp lemon and delicate granny smith apples provide understated complexity

Food Match: Salmon, crayfish, scallops and oysters, soufflé, avocado

Technical

Harvested: April 2012

Disgorged: October 2017

Alcohol: 11.6%

Acid:  8.29 g/L, pH: 3.3

Dosage: 2g/L 

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SKU: 2012BB
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Northern Tasmania
Alcohol %
11.5
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