Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Chardonnay Hobart Tasmania
A boldly Pinot Noir and Meunier dominant Cuvée with just a soupçon Chardonnay, all hand picked off vines grown to a site made famous as one of the first sightings of a Tasmanian tiger Thylacinus cynocephalus. Frogmore Creek at Campania in Coal River Valley yields the finest sparkling wine grapes on the apple Isle. 42° South is given the full luxury treatment, an extended ageing on lees extracts exceptional richness from sediments, to be followed by disgorgement and doseage in true Methode traditionelle.
The Campania property has over a hundred acres are under vine, all are planted to blocks purposely selected for the suitability to each grape variety. There are twenty seven individual blocks, each situated on very different altitudes. All were established with northerly aspects, allowing vines to receive the greatest possible sunlight. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier are whole bunch pressed to retain delicacy. Fruit is treated to a clean primary ferment prior to racking off lees, followed by stabilisation and clarification. Base wines are assembled and bottle aged for a minimum eighteen months on lees before disgorge and tirage with minimal dosage to retain complexity yet revitalise the palate.