Tasting Note: This elegant brut rosé is made with the traditional blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Chardonnay imparts elegance and a citrus lift while the Pinot Noir gives a luscious red berry aroma with a hint of strawberry. A complex sparkling wine with cashew nuttiness, soft yeast with a long, creamy finish augmented by a fine persistent mousse.
Food Matching: A wine for any occasion as an aperitif, with finger foods or with seafood.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Soil: Terra Rossa soil
Vinification: Cool climate Coonawarra Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were harvested separately while sugar levels were low and acidity tight to promote elegance and delicacy in the fruit. Fermentation was enhanced with a yeast that promotes complexity and cool fermented in the presence of juice solids. Once fermented to dryness, the components were combined with some reserve wines matured in older oak and allowed to complete malo-lactic conversion to soften the acidity. Storage on yeast lees to promoted creaminess. The wine received minimal fining before its secondary yeast fermentation to create the natural effervescence, after which a final touch up on dosage rounded out the texture.
Ageing: 25% in 5 year old hogsheads for 14 months.
Residual sugar: 10.50g/l