2012 Beltana Blanc de Blancs
Deviation Road's Flagship Sparkling
The Beltana is produced using 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from the cool south-facing slopes high in the Adelaide Hills. Ageing for five years on lees adds complex nut and toasty hints to the fresh citrus and green apple aromas. The palate is long and full, yet with the signature Deviation Road crisp, mouth-watering finish. A persistent fine bead and creamy mousse gives extra lift to these delicious aromas and flavours.
honey· toasted nut · green apple · crisp + mouth-watering finish
Each parcel was handpicked and whole bunch pressed separately into tank for settling. Careful blending of the base wines was carried out in early spring before tirage (bottling). After a minimum of five years ageing on lees, each bottle has been riddled and hand disgorged on site in our Longwood winery. Small batches are disgorged at a time to allow the remaining bottles to continue ageing on lees as long as possible. The dosage liquor added at disgorging is crafted using a blend of base wines and is then aged for a minimum of 12 months.
We source fruit from sites located above 550m in the Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley regions of the Adelaide Hills. These sites consistently produce outstanding Chardonnay for sparkling wine.
Oysters, seared scallops.
WINE MAKER Kate Laurie
RELEASE DATE October 2017
CELLAR 2-5 years
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Chardonnay
TIME ON LEES five years
REGION Adelaide Hills
Contact our tasting room for availability of back vintage Beltana.
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Once again, shows Kate Laurie's years of experience in Champagne and the Adelaide Hills. 5 years on lees has brought some brioche/biscuit into play, but not as much as there might have been with mlf (this is not a criticism), the result a brilliantly fresh and crisp wine, the dosage spot on. 95 points. 2019 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION