2013 Estate Sparkling Pinot Noir Brut Rosé


Following average winter and early spring rains very warm and dry conditions prevailed during the 2012/2013 growing season, which was peppered by short heat spikes and tropical storms. Nevertheless the cool nights experience high in the Adelaide Hills ensured the grapes had excellent acid and flavour balance at harvest, ensuring the wine has wonderful natural crisp acidity, essential to sparkling wine structure. Harvest fell within the long term average of late February/early March. This wine owes it unique, complex flavour profile to the time honoured, traditional, bottle fermentation process (‘methode traditionelle’). This wine was first disgorged after 3 ½ years on yeast in bottle.

Harvest Data

Vineyard Estate blocks: 4/3
Variety Pinot Noir D5V12
Bud burst Mid Sep 2012
Flowering Late Nov 2012
Veraison Late Jan 2013
Harvest Date 28 Feb/3 Mar 2013
Yield 3.36 kg/vine
Residual Sugar 16.2/19.1 °Brix
Potential Alcohol 9.6/11.4% Alc/Vol
pH 2.85/3.04
Titratable Acidity 9.0/8.1 g/L
YAN 75 mg N/L

Winemaking

Prefermentation Hand-harvested, chilled, whole cluster pressed, cold settled
Primary fermentation Prise de Mousse
Malolactic fermentation Viniflora CH35
Tirage Prise de Mousse
First disgorgement 3 1/2 years

Wine composition

Alcohol 11.4% Alc/Vol
Dosage 5.2 g/L
pH 3.1
Titratable Acidity 6.3 g/L
Volatile acidity 0.19 g/L

Tasting Notes

Colour delicate pink
Aroma complex, strawberry, green apple, citrus and subtle brioche
Palate Luscious, creamy, crisp, dry, lingering finish with fine persistent bead
Closure crown seal

RRP $27

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