Chardonnay Pinot Noir Tamar Valley Tasmania
Tasmania is recognized internationally as the source of world class sparkling wines. To this end, even the great Champagne Houses have established vineyards throughout the Apple Isle for the purpose of creating the finest sparklers. Devil's Corner wines are pure, crisp and refreshing, offering vibrant fruit qualities and immediate enjoyment. An assemblage of sparkling wines from across several years all contribute subtle layers of flavour and complexity, evolving the palate and artfully integrating the unique expressions from each vintage.
Winegrowing in the Tamar Valley is a relatively recent occurence. Tamar Ridge have pioneered the development of highly specialized sites which deliver grapes with the perfect levels of bright acidity and natural fruit sugars. Vinified from parcels of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown to the best vineyards, a primary fermentation is initiated in tank under strict temperature control to retain maximum aromaticness and flavour. The wines are treated to a secondary fermentation before bottling under pressure to protect the lively effervescence. This clean, fruit friendly style of sparkling winemaking delivers bright, fresh characters without the intrusion of flavours and aromas which can be derived from yeast lees. Alcohol 12.0%
Pale straw in colour with a medium bead showing good persistence. The emphasis is on the bright and lively aromas of ripe new season apples with the complimenting tang of citrus. This is followed by a well balanced palate dominated by fresh, crunchy apple flavours, characters of citrus and just a hint of yeast complexity. Lively and fresh in the mouth with wonderful fruit driven flavours before a clean finish that's dry and refreshing. Fashioned to a modern aperitif style that could be called uponn for service served with a wide range of foods.