Blanc de Noir Sparkling White
Our sparkling wine combines pretty aromatics with a crisp, clean palate and a finish that leaves you wanting another sip.
Blanc de Noir Sparkling White Tasting Notes
"Good things come to those who wait. Nearly everything about the 2018 vintage happened more slowly than usual and we will be rewarded with wines showing a perfect mix of power and elegance.
Although we had to wait until July for rains to arrive, the 2017 calendar year rainfall was a once-in-a-30- year event. The long-term weather pattern of two above average rainfall years being followed by a relatively dry year, was seemingly broken, as although we were expecting dryer conditions, we received 120mm above average rainfall, with a total of 599 mm.
Beautiful spring conditions saw healthy canopies of leaf cover across the vineyard enabling the vines to handle the hot summer with 20 days of above 35c across January and February.
After budburst in late September and veraision coming a month late in some cases, the extended ripening period was perfect. Harvest returned to the dates of early the 2000's, spread over an 8-week period. Slow ripening and harvest has seen the production of wines that show a perfect mix of power and elegance with vibrant colours and powerful fruit.
Fruit was pressed with resulting juice oxidatively handled. Most of the juice was cold settled for 48 hours before being racked to stainless steel fermentation vessel, and seeded with a neutral commercial yeast strain. Ferments were maintained between 12-18°c, with sugar consumption <1° Baume per day. At the completion of primary fermentation, a secondary fermentation was completed in pressure vessel. At completion of the second ferment, the sparkling wine was filtered and ready for bottle. Andrew Quin, Winemaker.
Aromatics of fresh red apple skins lead to a hint of strawberries and roasted almonds. The palate is clean and crisp with red fruits and a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness .