2019 Oakdene Kristen Sparkling Blanc de Blancs
Very pale straw.
Lemon, grapefruit, white stone fruit, lifted toasted almond, brioche notes and yeast aged characters.
Fine persistent mousse, pithy apple peel and citrus. Fine creamy mid palate texture, firm acidity, very dry and long refreshing finish.
Fruit was harvested early to retain acidity and allow long term aging on yeast lees. The wine is a dry (or brut) style made from 100% 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 38 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.
A dry aperitif style, to be enjoyed chilled with or without food.
RATINGS & REVIEWS
2023 Geelong Wine Show
Provincial Media Trophy, Best Sparkling
91 Points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review - 'Light colour with a fresh bread/brioche and meringue bouquet, the wine soft and grapy in the mouth with a tickle of sweetness, the flavour bright and straightforward, concluding with a balanced trace of grip. A very attractive glass of sparkling chardonnay'.