A pale, straw-coloured sparkling wine with medium bead and good persistence.
The emphasis is on the bright and lively aromas of ripe new season’s apples and a citrus fruit tang
This wine has a well-balanced palate dominated by fresh crunchy apple, a touch of citrus and just a hint of yeasty complexity. It is lively and fresh in the mouth with a good persistence of flavour and a finish that is dry and refreshing.
Premium cuvée for sparkling wine is made from various combinations of the grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. When grown in areas that experience cool ripening conditions like Tasmania, the varieties produce sparkling wines of finesse, elegance and delicacy of flavour. This Cuvee is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from selected sites in our Tamar Valley vineyards. It contains a blend of parcels of wine from several vintages each contributing its own subtle layer of flavour and complexity.
Initial fermentation took place in stainless steel tank under strict temperature control to allow us to retain maximum fruit aroma and flavour. Secondary ferment also took place in tank and the wine was then bottled under pressure to protect its lively sparkle. This method delivers bright, fresh fruit characters without the intrusion of flavours and aromas derived from yeast lees. It was bottled with an alcohol of 12.0% a T.A. of 7.2g/l and a pH of 3.34.
Recommended food pairings:
Serve with a wide range of canapés or a platter of fresh Tassie oysters. It is also the perfect partner to salt and pepper squid with a light chilli dipping sauce.
2018 Halliday Wine Companion
- Tyson Stelzer