2011 Loftia Vintage Brut Late Disgorged MAGNUM
The 2011 Loftia is a blend of 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Chardonnay grapes selected from the cool south-facing slopes high in the Adelaide Hills. This special release magnum has been aged for seven years on lees which adds nutty complexity to the fresh citrus, green apple and spring blossom aromas. The palate is crisp, with a lingering, mouth-watering finish. A persistent fine bead and creamy mousse gives extra lift to these delicious aromas and flavours.
Different parcels of fruit are all hand picked and whole bunch pressed separately into tank for settling. Fermentation of these small batches lasts around 12 days and some parcels of wine then go through malo-lactic ferment over winter to soften the acidity and add complexity. Careful blending of the base wines is carried out in spring to decide the final composition of the Loftia vintage sparkling. We then tirage (bottle) the wine and store the bottles in cool store where the temperature is just right for a long consistent second ferment.
Each bottle has been riddled and disgorged on site at our Longwood winery then lay back down to rest a further 4 – 6 weeks before release. 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.