Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues and some depth, the bead is moderately fine and persistent.
The bouquet is softly full and well-concentrated with harmoniously melded aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with positive bready-yeasty autolysis, along with subtle nutty complexities. The aromatics are fresh and unfold white floral and mineral suggestions.
Serve as an aperitif, with canapés and poultry over the next 3+ years.
Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has fresh flavours of white and yellow stonefruits along with fragrant white florals, some citrus fruit notes, all melded with a gentle layering of bready and yeasty autolysis. The mouthfeel is refreshing with fine, lacy acidity and the effervescence provides a creaminess to the texture and flow. The wine carries seamlessly with good energy to an elegantly proportioned, long finish. This is a harmoniously balanced, refreshing method traditionnelle with stonefruits, florals, citrus and bready-yeasty flavours on a seamless flowing palate.
A blend of 50% clone 2/23 Chardonnay from the ‘Om Santi’ vineyard and 50% clone 5 Pinot Noir from the ‘Pinnacles’ vineyard, fermented to 12.4% alc. with 8 g/L dosage, the wine undergoing MLF, and aged one year on primary lees then 2 years on lees in bottle, the wine disgorged March 2018
Picking Date: April 2015
Bottled: October 2015