This single-vineyard wine is grown, vinified, bottled and hand-disgorged on site. Méthode Traditionelle.
A testament to the world-class quality of the Pipers River region for sparkling wine production.
The wine is the result of carefully hand-harvested fruit from the mature chardonnay and pinot noir vines of Delamere Vineyard,
reflecting the site's distinctive soil and location. The careful blending of these two classic sparkling wine varieties produces a wine with great length
(from the chardonnay) and a full mid palate (from the pinot noir). 100% malolactic fermentation and maturation on lees for two and a half years gives
the wine a luxurious creamy and richness while still maintaining lively fruit character. The wine is perfectly balanced, displaying fresh lemon and
strawberry flavours with underlying brioche and earthy notes, along with hints of truffle. A finely structured palate with racy acidity and a long and fine finish.
Close-planted vines at 7500/ha on own roots, low trellis, non-irrigated, cane pruned vertical shoot position. The chardonnay is Penfolds 58 and I10V1 clones. The pinot noir is D5V12, D2V5 and MV6.
The 2009 vintage saw a break from the trend of warm seasons over the previous four years. With cooler than average temperatures,
the ripening was slow but steady. Crop levels were well below average and this, in combination with the cool season, has given the wines great depth of flavour.
The 2009 season will be known for low volumes and high quality.
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