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Sparkling Vintage 2012

$50.00

4 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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This Trophy winning wine is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It boasts complexity from barrel-aged base wine and reserve blending. The wine was made in strict adherence to the traditional method techniques with 100% of the wine undergoing malo lactic fermentation, and a long, slow secondary fermentation in the bottle. It spent 5 years resting on lees prior to disgorging and dosage.

95 points Halliday Wine Companion

Description

Vineyard Region: Tasmania
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12%
Colour: The Pirie Vintage is showing bright, golden colours with hints of green at the edges.
Aroma: There is some lovely lemon zest on the nose that is underlined by creamy and yeasty complexity.
Palate: The palate is quite rich initially until the cool-climate Tasmanian acidity kicks in to leave a perfect balance.
Peak Drinking: Until 2023

Recommended food pairings: The perfect accompaniment to a range of canapés including freshly shucked oysters and lightly char-grilled calamari with a lemon infused mayonnaise. Or try it with pan-fried salmon fillets with a fresh garden salad and a caper olive oil dressing.

Growing Conditions: The grapes used to make this wine were grown in the cool-climate vineyards of northern Tasmania. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay 51% and Pinot Noir 49%. The grapes were handpicked and whole-bunch pressed with the fruit harvested from late February to early April 2012 at 10.0 to 11.0 baumé.

Winemaker: Tom Wallace

Winemaking notes: The wine was made in strict adherence to the traditional method techniques with 100% of the wine undergoing malo lactic fermentation, and a long, slow secondary fermentation in the bottle. It spent 5 years resting on lees prior to disgorging and dosage. The wine has an alcohol of 12.0%, a pH of 3.02, an acid level of 7.4g/L.

3 Awards

  1. 2019 Winewise Championship

    Trophy for Best Sparkling

    Trophy

  2. 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show

    House of Arras Trophy for Best Vintage Sparkling

    Trophy

  3. 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show

    Gold

Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “It has just right the amount of fresh citrussy flavours before it moves into more complex territory with some creamy leesy, toasty autolysis flavours, nougat and lemon curd. It’s stylish sparkling.”

    95 points

    Halliday Wine Companion 2020 01/08/2019

Delivery Information

All our products are shipped from our Winery in Milawa, VIC.


Delivery ETA:
 3 to 10 business days pending postcodes.

Zone (defined by postcode) Aramex Australia Post
Albury/ VIC Country $12.00 $15.00
Melbourne $16.00 $12.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $16.00
NSW Country $16.00 $16.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD / SA Country N/A $20.00
Tasmania N/A $25.00
Perth, Country WA N/A $20.00
NT N/A $36.00


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