Barringwood’s Non-vintage cuvee was crafted with handpicked fruit from our Evandale vineyard located at the southern end of the Tamar Valley. It is a blend of Chardonnay 58%, Pinot Noir 41% and Pinot Meunier 1%, based on 2021 vintage.
Grapes were whole bunch-pressed to tank for primary fermentation, then underwent malolactic fermentation (100%) and batonnage to develop texture and mouth feel. The base wine was then bottled with a yeast addition and the secondary (bubble generating) fermentation completed under crown seal. After a minimum of 18 months lees aging each bottle was riddled, disgorged and dosaged.
Dosage: 7g/l , 2018 Chardonnay Disgorged: Feb 23, July 23
Harvested: March 2021 Tirage Bottling: August 2021 Alcohol: 12.4% Winemaker: Jeremy Dineen
Appearance: Straw, fine persistent bead
Aroma: Bright citrus, hints of strawberry, apple and toastiness
Palate: Crisp, fresh citrus acidity drives through a nicely weighted complex palate.
Food Match: Natural oysters, smoked salmon, tuna sashimi
Cellaring: 3-5 years