Chardonnay Pinot Noir Hunter Valley New South Wales
The wonderful national endowment of Tyrrell vineyards are scattered far and wide across the length and breadth of the Australian continent, Hunter Valley however is where the Tyrrell wineworks call home. Fashioned from a collation of the finest parcels Hunter Valley Pinot Chardonnay, crafted to true Methode Traditionelle and vintaged under the Tyrrell cellars, a fuller, richer style of sparkler that only the auspicious Tyrrell vineyards can produce.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are picked at optimal ripeness levels and gently pressed to extract juices with minimal transfer of colour, batches are vinified in fermenters at moderate temperatures around 18°C for a fortnight. Following completion of primary ferments,components are held on gross lees for three months, prior to being filtered and bottled with a tirage for the secondary fermentation. A third of the parts are treated to two year old French oak and partial malolactic. The finished wine is aged on lees in bottle for almost two years, after which it is disgorged and liqueured while remaining in original bottle.
Splendid effervescence, luxurious bead. Fine yeast and biscuit aromas, scents of peach and acacia, citrus, raspberry and pear. The aromatic characters extend on to the palate, creamily textured, generous ripe fruit flavours delivering good weight and extended length, the crisp jonagold acid at the finish balances and refreshes the palate.