Made in the traditional method, this is a serious ‘grower style’ sparkling wine from our coolest sections and specialist clones of Margaret River Chardonnay. Terroir is at the forefront of this single vintage Blanc de Blancs (‘white from white’), with the wine reflecting our distinct Chardonnay sections and winemaking style.
2017 was a cooler and later vintage than the previous 10 years; a year of elegant, perhaps slightly lighter bodied wines, though ripe in flavour, vibrant and very perfumed. Higher than average yields in combination with a cooler season contributed to delayed ripening of the fruit and good acid retention. Some timely warmth and sunshine occurred throughout January, although February temperatures remained moderate with some rainfall. With the cooler weather, canopy management and fruit thinning was imperative to mitigate disease pressures and allow for even, persistent ripening. There was a warm start to March to finish the white harvest, followed by the driest April since 1982, finishing the reds beautifully.