2017 Southcote Blanc de Noirs
Fresh red apple and raspberry aromas with toasted biscuit notes adding complexity.
The palate has a lovely creamy mousse finished with crisp citrus acidity, balanced by a low dosage.
Quince· red apple· raspberries· rhubarb crumble· sweet spice
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 mmal skin contact of the juice, producing a white coloured wine.
This base wine is then blended and hand bottled in the Spring to undergo the second fermentation which produces the famous sparkle.
After a minimum of 18 months, each bottle is riddled and hand disgorged on site at our Longwood winery.
The dosage liquor used to balance the final wine is crafted using a blend of aged reserve wines.
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 for sparkling wine.
Crab, Thai food, roasted pork.
WINE MAKER Kate Laurie
REGION Adelaide Hills
DISGORGED December 2018 (first release)
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Pinot Noir
TIME ON LEES 18 months
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