Pale straw with a hint of bronze.
Lifted notes of citrus, spice, and green apple aromas, followed by brioche and toast characters.
Fine persistent mousse, with obvious bready autolysis, balanced by firm acidity and a long, delicate finish.
A dry aperitif style, to be enjoyed now or over the next few years.
Fruit from the Oakdene vineyard was harvested early to retain acidity and allow long term aging on yeast lees. The wine is a dry (or brut) style made from 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay made in the “traditional method”, where the secondary ferment takes place in bottle. The wine is left to ferment and age on lees for 30 months before hand riddling, disgorging, corking and finished with a measured dosage (still wine and sugar addition) to balance the wine and fill out the palate.
Trellis Style - Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Vines Planted - 2001
Pinot Noir 50%m Chardonnay 50%
Disgorged - July 2014
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with cheese and hot apple pie.