ElgeePark_CuveeBrut_NVC
2012
ELGEE PARK

Elgee Park Cuvée Brut

Made from 60% chardonnay & 40% pinot noir it shows aromas of melon, green apple & citrus fruits. The creamy palate displays green apple, citrus & honeysuckle with notes of lemon myrtle playing a secondary role. The fine creamy mousse & mineral line is framed by toasted brioche derived from its extended time on lees. (48 months)

$50.00 Bottle

$600.00 Dozen

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VARIETIES

Chardonnay 60% Pinot Noir 40%

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

15th  & 24th February 2012

PLANTED

1981 & 1988

ALCOHOL

12% Vol

COLOUR

Light honey straw

BOUQUET

Shows aromas of melon, green apple & citrus fruits

WINEMAKERS

Geraldine McFaul and David Cowburn

PALATE

The creamy palate displays green apple, citrus & honey suckle with notes of lemon myrtle playing a secondary role. The fine creamy mousse & mineral line is framed by toasted brioche derived from its extended time on lees.

VINTAGE

2012  – the wines across the entire region show their site characteristics very clearly, the evenness of the ripening season meant the vintage is one driven by terroir.

WINEMAKING

Hand harvested and chilled overnight to retain the acid, the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were whole bunch pressed to extract just the most delicate juice. Stabilized, settled and filtered, the wine was tiraged  (the addition of 7g per litre sugar & yeast in the making of sparkling wine) September 2011 and disgorgement (entails removal of dead yeast cells) commenced in April 2015, therefore spending 48 months on lees allowing the development of flavours and a fine elegant bead from the yeast cells. This is the traditional French Style of production which gives a rich creaminess to the palate.