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Baillieu Brut

A blend of chardonnay, pinot noir & pinot meunier shows a floral nose of citrus and wild strawberries. The delicious, savoury – lemon flavours fold into a toasty palate with fine bubbles. It rounds out with an elegant, fruity finish.

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VARIETY

Chardonnay (32%) Pinot Noir (39%) Meunier (29%)

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

20th February 2019

PLANTED

1999, 1995 & 1995

ALCOHOL

12.5% Vol

COLOUR

Gentle blush

BOUQUET

Floral aroma with rosewater & wild strawberries.

WINEMAKER

David Cowburn

PALATE

Delicate citrus flavours folds into a toasty palate with fine bubbles. It rounds out with an elegant, strawberry finish.

VINTAGE

Budburst was early this year which resulted in flowering with good fruit set. The warm ripening period saw harvest commence a week sooner than normal. Yields were reported as high – average with fine acidity retention and excellent balanced flavours.

WINEMAKING

This cool climate site is ideal for producing sparkling wine.The grapes were whole bunch pressed in an airbag press on a gentle pressing cycle to minimise phenolic extraction. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine was tiraged, bottled in September 2019 with the finished alcohol after secondary fermentation at 12.5%. The wine spent 18 months on yeast lees prior to disgorgement in January 2021.

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