All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
About This Wine
A blend of estate-grown, single-vineyard Chardonnay (60%) & Pinot Noir (40%). The fruit comes from a mix of two terroirs: grey gravelly loams over clay and red loam over gravel. At the time of harvest the vineyards were organically managed, in conversion to biodynamic certification. The base wines go through 100% malolactic conversion and the wine is according to the méthode traditionnelle. It is aged for seven years on the yeast lees. Disgorged May 2016. The 2008 Grande Vintage is the 10th such release in the 23 years Steve and Monique have been making sparkling wine. Their Grande wines are made to show off the vintage they were grown in, selecting the best parcels of fruit to give freshness, elegance, balance and intensity. Only made in the best years, they are drier and more refined than the NV and are made entirely from the one vintage. This is seamlessly crafted, showing exceptional purity and approachability, with a rich but poised palate singing with white peach and brioche, along with notes of dry hay lingering though the dry finish. It’s a wine of tremendous personality and sophistication, demonstrating again that Stefano Lubiana creates some of the most exciting sparkling wines from the southern hemisphere.
|Type||Champagne & Sparkling|
|Varietal(s)||Chardonnay Pinot Noir|
The Tasmanian wine region is a cool climate region, the most southerly of all wine regions in Australia. Due to the lower temperatures, the area grows primarily Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, with smaller plantings of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Having been to many wine tastings over the years, I can definitely say from a personal standpoint that Tasmanian Chardonnay and Pinot noir are always ones I look forward to trying if they are on the menu. They are almost always high calibre wines that can easily compete against what the rest of the world has to offer in these varietals.” Jason C. – World Wine.
While Tasmania makes great still wines, the exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir also make for excellent sparkling wines.
More recent vintages since 2005 have been positively impacted by the effects of global warming. With slightly higher temperatures the grapes are ensured to ripen fully and produce more vibrant wine.