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14th March 2015
Big Shed, Macedon Ranges
A cool growing season in the Macedon Ranges, without many days over 35 degrees, allowed fruit to ripen slowly. Careful vine canopy management and crop thinning was required to ensure grapes were kept pristine. The Pinot Noir fruit had purity with good acid and structure.
This blanc de noir, was made in the methode traditionale style using hand picked Pinot Noir. The pristine fruit was picked in the cool of the morning and gently whole bunch pressed on
the same afternoon. The juice was fermented slowly in tank to retain freshness. After fermentation the wine matured on lees another 10 months to develop further depth. The wine
was then tiraged in February 2016, and rested on lees, in bottle, for 20 months. Disgorging was in October 2017.
Brilliant clarity with a light straw colour and hint of rose blush. It has a fine and consistent bead.
White florals, raspberry nuances and almond husk, with hints of yeast derived complexity.
The finely structured palate is balanced and has excellent fruit sweetness. Raspberry notes are complexed with sherbet and minerality. Time on lees has added texture and interest. The finish is long and persistent as all great bubbly should be.
Drink now - 2025
Great with cucumber sandwiches, eggs benedict or any celebration.