Stefano Lubiana Grande Vintage Brut 2008
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|
In a mixed or straight case: $56.04