Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier NV

This is the most awarded sparkling wine in Australia.

Wine Analysis
  • Alcohol: 12%,
  • pH: 3.19
  • Acid level: 7g/L

The Wine

Chardonnay from cool regions provides lightness and elegance and on tasting is detectable initially due to its aromatic lift and relatively high fruit intensity. On the other hand, Pinot Noir, the backbone of many sparkling wines, provides fullness, weight and length to the palate while Pinot Meunier adds fruitiness and roundness.

The Grape Variety

All fruit was hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed to minimise contact between the juice and the grape skins and seeds. 100% of the fruit underwent malolactic fermentation and after vintage the various wines were assembled and assessed. The selected blend then underwent secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine spent two years on yeast lees to add complexity and allow greater merging of aged and yeast autolysis characters. It was then disgorged, liqueured and bottled with an alcohol level of 12.0%, a pH of 3.19 and an acid level of 7.0 g/L.