Made from 60% Chardonnay & 40% Pinot Noir, the aromas show apple & honeyed caramel. The palate has a beautiful texture & acidity, framed by toasted brioche.
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$360 Half Dozen
Chardonnay 60% Pinot Noir 40%
27th & 28th February 2019
1981 & 1988
Shows aromas of apple & whispers of strawberry & honeyed caramel.
Geraldine McFaul and David Cowburn
The palate displays yellow apple & honeysuckle & hints of red fruits balanced with beautiful texture & acidity. The fine creamy mousse & mineral line is framed by toasted brioche derived from its extended time on lees.
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 & excellent balanced flavours.
Hand harvested & 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) November 2019 & disgorgement (entails removal of dead yeast cells) commenced in February 2023 (with an addition of 4g per litre dosage), therefore spending over 3 years on lees allowing the development of flavours & a fine elegant bead from the extremely slow, natural breakdown of the yeast cells. This is the traditional French method of production which gives a rich creaminess to the finesse of the palate.
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