Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pipers Brook Tasmania
Situated on salubrious terrains at a latitude of 41° south, from a dedicated sparkling wine vineyard, the cool coastal slopes of Pipers Brook and the southeast facing terroir of Kreglinger Vineyard yield a truly exceptional wine, one of Australia's most conspicuous Methode Traditionelle.
Fruit is grown on narrow spaced vineyards to vertically shoot positioned vines, hand pruned in winter and hedge trimmed in summer, hand nurtured through to ripeness. Grapes are all hand picked in small parcel lots and carefully transported to the nearby winery where they are delicately pressed within an hour. A Bucher airbag press is applied with a modified champagne cycle, to produce around 450-550 litres per tonne of free run juice from the whole bunch pressed grapes. Base wines are tank and barrel fermented, a small percentage is aged on lees until tirage. The wine is celared for bottle fermentation until disgorgement, followed by some time on cork prior to release.
Colour of a polished diamond, strands of very fine, persistent bead. Classic Kreglinger aromas, subtle hints of biscuit and yeast, honey, nougat and layers of spice, perfumed talc, integrated and balanced by the subtle tones of cashews and sea side. A captivating, long, rich and balanced palate, sophisticated and beautifully defined creamy mousse Cordon de Mousse forming a necklace with strings of pearl beads that provide fine and lively texture to a crisp clean mouth feel. Freshly baked apple pastries melt in your mouth. The addition of liqueur de dosage at disgorgement has added further richness and complexity to the already multi-layered palate. Long and elegant, a crisp and dry, lingering finish.