2016 Loftia Vintage Brut
Loftia is famously crisp and zesty, the perfect aperitif style sparkling wine.
Aromas of lemon zest on the nose precede the creamy mousse and citrus finish.
baked apple · fresh citrus zest · oyster shell minerality · citrus finish
The 2016 vintage was an early pick resulting in a wine that required meticulous blending to achieve balance between the line and precision from the chardonnay and the power from the riper pinot. Different parcels of fruit are all hand-picked and then fermented in
stainless steel tanks. In 2016 partial Malolactic ferment took place to soften the palate and add complexity while retaining the perfect
natural acidity in the blend.
Tirage (bottling) was in late winter of 2016 before leaving the bottles to develop with time on lees in the cool, dark cellars.
We tirage the wine by hand and store the bottles at 14` for a long consistent second ferment. Each bottle is 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 is crafted using a blend of base wines that have been aged for at least 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 Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling wine.
WINE MAKER Kate Laurie
RELEASE DATE July 2018
CELLAR 2-5 years
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Chardonnay + Pinot Noir
TIME ON LEES 24 months
REGION Adelaide Hills
Contact our tasting room for availability of back vintage Loftia.
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