When making sparkling wine, an early harvest is a must. The 2019 harvest began halfway through September and the grapes were hand-picked on two beautiful sun-soaked days by willing friends and family. The grapes were then basket pressed and the juice was bucketed into stainless tank.
We fermented the wine in stainless steel drums and after the ferment the wine was left to sit on the leed. The wine was stirred weekly for five months and then moved into tank. The lees have a characteristic that when you stir them they impart a creamy, buttery kind of flavour adding a richness to the wine in both texture and flavour.
Beautiful bubbles, bright acidity, and an off-dry finish make this the kind of wine that’s celebration-ready. Pair it with crepes, caviar, and anything buttered or honeyed. Also pairs well with a good party or a late breakfast. Your call.