Made using the traditional method of bottle fermentation. It has an authentic light salmon pink colour and shows complex aromas of strawberry, cherry, dried fruits, honey, and yeast.
The palate has great poise and focus, with good richness and palate weight, and has wonderful crisp natural acidity that flows all the way through the clean, savoury finish.
This is a very elegant sparkling wine with fantastic line and length and cleansing acidity.
Great with hors d'oeuvres
"A 73/27% blend of estate-grown pinot noir and chardonnay, with a significant amount of reserve wine, allowing a complex blend of many parcels. Very pale salmon, excellent mousse; the strawberry notes of the fruit are attractive, highlighted rather than subdued by the slight savoury notes of the finish and aftertaste. Surprise packet. 94 points." James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
"Pale smoked-salmon pink. Rich straw, smoky/meaty toasty pinoid nose. Palate opens with searing acid, then fills out into a soft, medium-weight, slightly broad palate with a touch of liqueur but a dominant acid-driven dryness. Straw-hay characters are a bit plain. Rather rasping acid and a sour aftertaste. Does have some fruit quality. Intensity, depth, length, fruit flavour is good and it has concentration, plus some developed complexities. Like it." Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com
Gold and Trophy 2010 Southern Highlands Regional Wine Show
Silver and Trophy 2013 Le Concours des Vins du New South Wales
Silver Medal 2009 South Coast Wine Show
Silver Medal 2012 Australian Sparkling Wine Show