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Sparkling Vintage 2013


7 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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This zesty cuvée made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir boasts a creamy and yeasty complexity. The palate is quite rich initially until the cool-climate Tasmanian acidity kicks in to leave a perfect balance. 

95 points Halliday Wine Companion


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 2024

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 57% and Pinot Noir 43%. The grapes were handpicked and whole-bunch pressed with the fruit harvested from early March to early April 2013 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 3.17, an acid level of 6.4g/L.

6 Awards

  1. 2021 Halliday Wine Companion

    James Halliday 01/08/2020 95 points

  2. 2020 Perth Royal Wine Awards

    04/09/2020 Gold Medal

  3. 2021 Tasmanian Wine Show

    21/01/2021 Trophy for Best Late Disgorged Older Vintage Sparkling

  4. 2021 Tasmanian Wine Show

    21/01/2021 Top Gold Medal

  5. 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

    09/10/2020 Gold Medal

  6. 2020 Royal Hobart Wine Show

    01/11/2020 Gold Medal

Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “57% chardonnay, 43% pinot noir, the blend spending 5 years on yeast lees. Still pale straw-green, which sends all the right signals of a beautifully fresh and elegant wine selling at a price that would give a cost accountant’s mind lasting distress.”

    James Halliday 01/08/2020

Delivery Information

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Delivery ETA:
 3 to 10 business days pending postcodes.

Zone (defined by postcode) Aramex Australia Post
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Melbourne $16.00 $12.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $16.00
NSW Country $16.00 $16.00
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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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