Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Pipers Brook Tasmania
One of Australia's principal Pinot Chardonnay Meuniere Cuvée, from fruit grown to superior vineyards at Pipers Brook, an area acknowledged as the premiere source of sparkling wine in Australia. Ever since debut, Clover Hill has impressed both the local and international industry press with its uncompromising quality and distinguished styling. Rich autolysis and wonderful biscuit characters, structure and finesse, creamy layers of Chardonnay fruit are integrated beautifully with the sherbet, bread and cherry Pinot characters.
Half Chardonnay with a third of Pinot Noir and the balance Pinot Meunier. A true Methode Traditionalle from the holy trinity of classic sparkling varietals, Clover Hill is a composition of selected reserve wines, some of which have been aged in French oak foudres and barriques, infusing complexity while ensuring continuity of style. Taltarni boast of the fact that their average yields are less than half those in Champagne, achieving a more concentrated juice. Clover Hill is topped up and treated to a minimum of three years on lees with a subsequent ageing under cork for a minimum of several months. The liqueur doseage is prepared from a selection of base wines, set aside for ageing in oak foudres.
Attractive pale straw hue, a persistent, fine bead and gentle, foaming mousse. Bouquet displays complex layers of lemon, white peach and honey, toasty yeast characters derived from time on lees and inclusion of aged reserves. The palate displays an elegant integration of tropical fruit flavours and freshly baked characters, an underlying creamy complexity with exceptional length.