2016 Southcote Blanc de Noirs
It was on their property Southcote, in Pt Elliot that Mary Laurie first made wine using the grapes planted by her late husband Buxton. In honour of Mary and Buxton’s vision, we have named our newest addition to the sparkling range Southcote.
While our Beltana showcases the best parcels of chardonnay the year gives, the Southcote captures the best Pinot Noir blocks. Blanc de Noirs, translates as White from Black. By keeping the fruit chilled at harvest, and immediately whole bunch pressing the grapes into stainless steel tanks, there is minimal skin contact of the juice, producing a white coloured wine.
The power of Pinot Noir is seen with its signature spice characters - notes of cinnamon over baked red apple fruit aromas. The palate has lovely texture and zingy crisp acidity that keeps you asking for more!
The Southcote is a small-batch cellar door exclusive. Only 1950 bottles were produced.