“Steve and Monique Lubiana have recently extended their portfolio of beautifully refined sparkling wines from their Granton Estate in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley, and their NV blend remains rock solid.”
So wrote Tyson Stelzer in his 2016 Australian Sparkling Report, in which the Lubiana’s previous NV blend and the prior vintages of rosé and grande vintage were all runners-up in their respective categories. There’s no doubt that the best Tasmanian sparkling is world-class stuff, and the Lubianas have, from day one, had their sights set on being right at the top of the tree.
These new wines, with new packaging reflecting conviction and individuality, speak of mastery. The judgement in terms of fruit, blending and élevage, is impeccable. The value, as well as the quality, is irresistible
Steve and Monique Lubiana established the estate in 1990 in Granton in the south of Tasmania. They have since built a reputation as one of the vanguard of Australian winegrowers, pushing boundaries with viticulture and winemaking techniques. Their beautiful vineyard on the banks of the Derwent was Tasmania's first to be certified biodynamic. They have refined their range, which centres upon clear, characterful expressions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and world-class Tasmanian sparkling wines. They have continued to improve the vineyard and honed techniques in the winery, imbuing all the wines with greater texture and personality to make the most of the bright, natural acidity and transparent fruit that are the hallmark of Tasmania. Certified biodynamic - Tasmania's first.
‘The range under Stefano Lubiana's banner is lengthy & the highlights are many. While there might be familiarity & finesse in much of Lubiana's current collection of wines, there's more excitement to come.’ - Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller WINE