Shiraz Pinot Noir Bendigo & Yarra Valley Victoria
A fusion of Balgownie's splendid Bendigo Shiraz with a component of fruit forward Pinot Noir grown to the estate vineyard in Yarra Valley. Hand picked grapes are lightly pressed, steeped briefly on skins to infuse the wine with a delicate salmon hue and treated to a cool fermentation for the retention of vibrant fresh fruit flavours and bouquet.
Balgownie can rely on harvests of the finest Shiraz to craft wines of distinction and poise. The vineyard is planted to alluvial clay soils that are low in fertility but provide good moisture retention. The soils naturally limit yields and produce grapes displaying intensity and great depth of flavour. The dedicated team subscribe to the philosophy that the finest quality wines can only be determined in the vineyard. Viticultural management practices aim to strike a balance between vegetative growth and moderate yields. A backbone of richly flavoured Bendigo Shiraz is treated to a short maceration and co-vinified alongside parcels of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, achieving a crisp sparkling wine with pink rose hue and lively effervescence.
Bright salmon pink with persistent, creamy rose coloured bead. Enticing aromas of fresh strawberry, light plum and cherries with a hint of rosewater and light spice. A delicate palate of fresh summer fruit follows, flavours of cherries and plum, a crisp wine with a touch of savouryness, accompanied by a fine mousse and lovely soft finish. Perfect with brunch or as aperitif, will turn any moment into a special occasion.