Pinot Noir and Meunier give the Altair power and riper red fruit aromas, and citrus lift and finesse from the Chardonnay. The addition of multi-vintage reserve wines adds depth and complexity. The fine, creamy mousse complements the peach and citrus characters.
Beltana is produced using 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from the cool, high altitude slopes in the Adelaide Hills. The finest parcels with the greatest ageing potential are selected to make the Beltana, which is one of our ‘Small Batch Series’ wines.
Our late disgorged Altair has been ageing on lees in our museum cellar, developing toasty complexity for this special release. Low dosage lets the citrus notes shine through to give a fresh and lingering finish.
Powerful notes of spice from both the pinot noir fruit and the use of oak barrels for ageing the reserves. This wine shows layers of complexity, with preserved cherry and raspberry aromas and baked apple tarte with hints of cinnamon. The palate is textural, fine and long. Low dosage showcases the powerful line that the addition of chardonnay to the blend brings.
Lifted spice and white floral aromas over fresh raspberry and cherry notes. The ageing of a small proportion of the reserve wine in oak barrel adds texture and body to the palate, complementing the powerful pinot noir the region of Bouzy produces.
Pure chardonnay showing the finesse this grape brings. Citrus and floral notes combine with delicious brioche and sweet pastry aromas. The palate is alive, with lemon zest flavours and, lingering, moorish acidity.