Sparkling Vintage 2020

Pirie

Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)

The cool slopes of the Tamar valley, located in northern Tasmania along 41°s latitude, have the potential to produce great sparkling wine. This richly flavoured cuvée made from chardonnay and pinot noir boasts complexity from over three years on lees. Ultimately it celebrates the impact of terroir the favourable interaction of climate and soil, on these vines

Food Pairings

The perfect accompaniment to a range of canapés including cured salmon with a ponzu sauce or a salt and pepper squid. Or try it with lemon infused grilled chicken breast and a fresh garden salad.

The wine was made in strict adherence to the traditional method techniques with 100% of the wine undergoing malo lactic fermentation, and a long, slow secondary fermentation in the bottle. It spent 3 years resting on lees prior to disgorging and dosage.

Vineyard RegionTasmania
Wine AnalysisAlc/Vol: 11.5%
ColourThe Pirie Vintage is showing bright, golden colours with hints of green at the edges.
Aroma

There is some lovely lemon biscuit and granny smith apple flavours and a yeasty complexity to the nose.

Palate

The palate is powerful and the cool-climate Tasmanian acidity kicks in to leave a perfect balance.

Peak Drinking

This wine is ready to drink now and will continue to develop nicely over the next 6 years.

Growing Conditions

The grapes used to make this wine were grown in the cool-climate vineyards of northern Tasmania. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay 55% and Pinot Noir 45%. The grapes were handpicked and whole-bunch pressed with the fruit harvested from late February to early March 2020.