Chardonnay Pinot Noir South Australia
Australia is renowned for being home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches. They are an intrinsic part of the Australian community and lifestyle. Hightide Vineyards have specialised their fruit and have honed their vinification techniques to create wines which are finely attenuated to our idyllic beach and surf oriented Raison d'être. Dunes is fully bottle fermented and has spent time on lees, developing alluring biscuit and strawberry aromas and a lively, fresh, creamy feel to the palate. Perfect for every occasion and celebration.
Dunes is assembled from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes that are born to sparkle, nothing is left to chance and there is geat attention to detail throughout the vinification. Sites that are capable of producing fruit with the desired sugar and acid levels, whilst being generous with heightened flavour profiles are selected for Dune. Gentle handling in the winery ensures the maximisation of varietal characters whilst achieving harmony and delicacy in the final Cuvee. A period of rest on sedimentery yeast lees to infuse Dunes with enticing autolysis characters, to add rich textures, and to enhance the mouthfeel and palate weight. By Yalumba's senior sparkling winemaker Natalie Fryar.
A rich effervescence and persistent bead. A lifted delicate nose with strawberries and cream from the Pinot Noir and fresh lemon zest from the Chardonnay. The palate is fruit driven and fresh, with added layers of cream and a lithe softness derived from the secondary fermentations. Dunes is brightly balanced and fresh with an excellent mouthfeel, a long lingering finish to flavours of citron, white cherry and biscuit.