2011 Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Pinot Noir

Cellar Door
$40.00
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2011
Country
Australia
Region
Adelaide Hills
Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

Grapes for the 2011 Blanc de Noirs were grown on our vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley - the coolest, wettest and most humid site in the Adelaide Hills. Such climatic condition produce plump, non-dessicated grapes which result in crisp, finely-flavoured wines. Blanc de Noirs (white of black) describes a sparkling wine made from the white flesh of black fruit, in this case, pinot noir. Gentle bunch pressing of chilled grapes gave the wine its soft, long finish.
Rich strawberry aromas are from the grapes while the bouquet and flavour of brioche are due to extended time on yeast lees in the bottle. Serve chilled.

Eyes

THis wine is bright blue

Nose

It smells funny

Body

medium

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Professional Reviews

“The coolest, wettest and most humid site in the Adelaide Hills lends itself well to blanc de noirs production in the coolest and wettest vintage in recent history. The result is spicy and fleshy, with red cherry, strawberry and fig fruit becoming softly toasty, thanks to fermentation and age in old barriques, followed by 3 years on yeast lees. A long and even close is neatly finished with a light dosage of 6g/l.”

James Halliday
2017 Australian Wine Companion - Professional

91

“Very pale salmon or taché colour. Smoky, complex bouquet, with some aldehydes and traces of oak. Soft and dry yet rich on the palate. Fine, refreshing, clean and firm. Lovely balance and superb mouthfeel. An excellent wine. (100% made in old hogsheads. No malolactic fermentation. 24 months on lees.)”

Huon Hooke
HuonHooke.com - Professional

96

“With a very pale salmon colour, this has a complex smoky bouquet with traces of oak and aldehyde. The palate is rich yet dry and refreshingly clean with a pleasingly firm aftertaste. Made 100 per cent in barrel, which contributes to its superb mouthfeel.”

Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine - Professional

96

“Lovely salty nose with a light palate, and dry, very savoury fruit on the finish. Fairly simple flavour profile but very gluggable.”

Richard Hemming MW
JancisRobinson.com - Professional

16.5


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