NV Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Comments

Pale pink / salmon colour. The nose is showing some complex nutty and yeasty characters with underlying strawberry fruit. On the palate, this wine is light bodied but full flavoured showing generous kiwi fruit and guava. Serve on any occasion. 

Vinification Notes

Both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes were picked at night. The grapes were then crushed and de-stemmed immediately to ensure minimum skin contact and phenolic extraction. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were fermented separately under cool conditions to ensure delicacy of the base wine, these base wines were then blended to obtain desired characters for the finished wine. The base wine was re-fermented and left on lees for six months to maximise mouthfeel and complexity.

Maturation

Six months on lees.

Blend

51% Pinot Noir, 49% Chardonnay

Cellaring

Drink now to six months.

Silver at 2012 Queensland Wine Show

Silver at 2009 Perth Wine Show

Bronze at 2012 Barossa Wine Show

Bronze at 2011 Barossa Wine Show

Bronze at 2011 Hobart Wine Show

Bronze at 2010 Barossa Wine Show

Bronze at 2010 Perth Wine Show

Bronze at 2010 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine, December 2013

91 Points: 'Smart packaging reminiscent of the label of Louis Roederer. Left on lees for a number of months; its salmon pink; the 60% pinot noir component is dominant, with it's abundant cherry, strawberry fruit carrying through to the creamy back palate.'

Winestate Magazine, May/June 2012

Top 40 Best Buy

Winestate Barossa & Eden Valley Tasting, March / April 2012 Edition

3* 'Floral strawberry-like aromas and a pleasant, crisp, strawberry and cream palate.'

Wine Access Magazine, Canada, 3rd February 2012

A slightly pink and fruity nose, with a clean fresh and light-medium body. Some red fruit flavours appear on the palate, leading to a dry finish.

Winestate Barossa & Eden Valley Tasting March / April 2011 Edition

Equal Top in Category

Winestate, December 2010 Issue

'Big brooding, creamy style. Delicate tangerine colour. Pleasant strawberry & cream flavours'

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, 26 October 2010

4.5* 'Barossa - based Thorn-Clarke always delivers bang for your buck. Its Sandpiper table wines are astonishing value and this bubbly follows suit. It is pale copper-pink in colour, with appetising red berry, citrus, spic and light yeasty notes on the nose, a smooth rich palate and a touch of firmness on the lingering, fine after-taste'

Tony Love, Adelaide Advertiser, 9 December 2009

89 Points. ‘The palest of blushes just tips this into the rose class, with attractive crunchy strawberry twang, a clean fresh palate that doesn't pretend to provide any great complexity and rather a refreshing fun drink of summer bubbles’

TONY ASPLER'S WINE PICKS, ON THE GO, MAY 2015, VOLUME 8, ISSUE 5

‘Don’t miss this great value bubbly. Pale pink-gold in colour; a nose of cherries with a floral grace note. Medium-bodied, dry, easy drinking; creamy on the palate with a sour cherry flavour.’

Region : 

Eden Valley

Alcohol : 

12

Tasting Notes