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2022 Sparkling Blanc de Blancs

2022 Sparkling Blanc de Blancs

SIZE 750mL
TYPE Sparkling
VARIETAL Chardonnay

Crystal clear in colour in the glass

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THe WINEMAKING

The Watkins Chardonnay grapes were picked early and developed into soft and fresh free run juice fermented cool over a 14-day period. The resulting lees was used for extended maturation and for over 6 months, the wine was stirred on lees giving lovely nutty autolytic flavours developing into rich, midpalate packing characters that balance out the lovely crisp acid line.

The Vineyard

The maritime influence at our Langhorne Creek vineyard that is created by the afternoon sea breezes allows fruit flavours to evolve without excessive sugar production. The limestone based soils create wines of power and elegance with great varietal character. This vineyard is ideal for precision control over water use on the vines and known to provide more structural wines.

Cellaring

1 - 5 years

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Awards + Reviews

Melbourne Int. Wine Show 2023

Bronze Medal

Wine Showcase Magazine

95 Points

Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

90

Refreshing and delightfully drinkable.

Campbell Mattinson - Halliday Wine Companion

89 Points

This is a decent bottle of fizz.

Shanteh Wale (Wine Pilot)

90 Points

Yellow grapefruit, green toffee apples and lime cordial. There is a shortbread biscuit crumble with lemon pith and cashew creaminess.

Taste profile

Primary flavors

Green Apple

A wine tasting ‘green’ is not the same as having flavours from the ‘green fruit’ category, such as green apple and pear. Green apple flavour enhances wine with a tangy or crisp element.

Lemon

Lemon imparts crisp, zesty notes dance on the palate. From zest to pith to juice to candied rind, from salty eggy lemon curd to sweeter tangy flesh, lemon flavour often lives where wine’s acidity crackles.

Minerality

Minerality refers to a flavor profile and often a palpable sensation in the mouth. The flavors described generally have to do with rocks or fossils, such as stone, river rock, flint, gravel, slate, asphalt and oyster shell.

Secondary flavors

Pear

Pear flavour in wine is also reminiscent of stone fruits, such as nectarine. The flavour brings a lusciousness to wine similarly to how pear levels up a cheese plate.

Lime

Wines with high acidity taste tart and zesty. White wines are often described with characteristics similar to lemon or lime juice.