In years where wine quality reaches the highest standards, a few select bottles are held back to age for an extra four years, creating this Late Disgorged Vintage Cuvée. The extra years of ageing on lees in bottle give amazing depth and complexity to the final wine.
Pale gold in colour with a delicate bead and persistent mousse. Intense, complex aromas of preserved lemon, poached pear and oyster shell with underlying nuances of truffle and roasted hazelnuts. The palate is elegant, layered and complex. Chardonnay drives the palate structure providing purity and length with savoury notes of seaspray and candied citrus zest. The Pinot Noir complements the structure of the Chardonnay with mouth-filling texture and opulent flavours of strawberry compote and rosewater. Nearly eight years ageing on lees has given this wine further complexity and added nuances of white nougat, truffle and roasted hazelnuts to create a rich and luxurious wine.
The Nitty Gritty
- Winemaker Teresa Heuzenroeder
- Composition Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
- Region Tasmania
- Harvest Date 7 March - 3 April 2012
- pH 3.1
- Acidity 7.0 g/L
- Alcohol 12.0%
- Residual Sugar 4.0 g/L
- Triage Age 7 - 8 years
- Disgorged 15th June 2020
- First Vintage 1992