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Sparkling Blanc de Blancs

Brand: Pirie
Varieties: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2009
Bottle size: 750 mL
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An elegant sparkling wine from our cool-climate Tasmanian vineyards.
Vineyard Region: Tasmania
Vintage: 2009
Color: The colour is a bright golden hue with a fine persistent bead.
Aroma: The nose is lifted with sour dough bread and citrus overtones.
Palate: It also shows an elegant yeasty flavour from the time on lees. These characters follow through to the palate which offers a creamy mouthfeel and crisp, fresh finish.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12.5%
Peak Drinking: Until 2018
Growing Conditions: Blanc de Blancs, literally “white from white”, that is white wine made from white grapes. In this case a sparkling Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a classic sparkling grape variety and when grown in cool ripening conditions produce delicately flavoured sparkling wines. The Chardonnay grapes used to make this wine were grown in the cool climate vineyards of northern Tasmania.
Winemaker: Tom Wallace
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were handpicked and whole bunch pressed with the fruit harvested from early to late March 2009 at 10.0 to 11.º baumé. The wine was made in strict adherence to the traditional Méthod techniques with 100% of the wine undergoing malo lactic fermentation, and a long, slow secondary fermentation in the bottle. It spent 4.5 years resting on lees prior to disgorging and dosage. The wine has an alcohol of 12.5%, a pH of 3.10, and an acid level of 7.55 g/L.
Tyson Stelzer's Australian Sparkling Wine Report (May 2016) - Tyson Stelzer : 94 points
Testimony to the endurance and energy of northern Tasmanian chardonnay, you’d never guess its age from its pale straw hue, but such thrilling layers of toast, ginger nut biscuits, exotic spice, honey and enticingly creamy texture can come from nowhere else. In the midst of this marvel of 4.5 years of lees-aged maturity, the spine and verve of Tasmanian chardonnay radiates in grapefruit and apple, with well-focused acidity providing tone and calm to a generous and persistent finish.
Australian House And Garden (Mar 2018) - Toni Paterson
" A bright, long, lemony palate with appealing toastiness and nuttiness from age."
2017 Halliday Wine Companion (Aug 2016) - James Halliday : 94 points
You'd never guess its age from its pale straw hue, but such thrilling layers of toast, ginger nut biscuits, exotic spice, honey and enticingly creamy texture can come from nowhere else. In the midst of this marvel of maturity, the spine and verve of Tasmanian chardonnay radiates in grapefruit and apple, with well-focused acidity providing tone and calm to a generous and persistent finish. - James Halliday
Taste, Herald Sun (Jan 1970) - Tony Love :
With Tasmania recognised as a world-class bubbles region, this wine is why we should drink our own sparklings instead of spending similar cash on French. Under the umbrella of Brown Brothers, it's brilliantly on song with appealing light to mid gold colour and yeast/bread/toast aromas then exciting, lively lemon and nectarine flavours, balanced acidity and a fine mousse.
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