Loftia is famously crisp and zesty, the perfect aperitif style sparkling wine. Premium Pinot Noir gives aromas of rose petal, red apple and spice which precede the creamy mousse and citrus finish that the Chardonnay delivers.
baked red apple · citrus zest · freshly baked bread · citrus finish
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 Noir and Chardonnay for sparkling wine.
2019 was an exceptionally low yielding vintage, however we escaped any extreme heatwaves in January and mild conditions in Autumn gave us a long and slow ripening period to produce fruit with great depth of flavour.
Different parcels of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes were all hand-picked
and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. Select parcels only went through
malolactic ferment this year before resting until late winter when they are
allocated to their final blend. The aim when blending Loftia is to create a
sparkling that will gain complexity with age, as well as show the perfect
balance between the line and precision from the Chardonnay and the power
from the Pinot.
We tirage (bottle) the wine by hand and store the bottles at 14C for a long
consistent second ferment. After a minimum of three years, small batches
are riddled and hand disgorged 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 over the years.
Food Pairing Notes
BBQ Scallops, tea-smoked duck, pistachio tart
"A creamy, bumptious and intensely flavoured meld of 65/35% chardonnay/pinot noir; traditional method with three years on lees. A wine built to impress with a raft of autolytic complexities from brioche, truffle, peat and iodine accents, verging on brûlée. The dosage, a relatively low 4g/L, sneaks across the finish. A wine for those who enjoy toasty styles." - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion, December 2022
"Medium-full yellow; rich, developed, candied fruit nose, poached pear and peach. Fig too, iced pastries and quince-paste. Pinoty and very good" - Huon Hooke, The Real Review, October 2022