When making sparkling wine, an early harvest is a must. The 2021 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 tanks.
We fermented the wine in stainless steel drums and after the ferment, the wine was left to sit on the lees. The wine was stirred weekly for five months and then moved into tanks. Stirring the lees gives the wine a creamy, buttery kind of flavour and we love that.
In victory and defeat Beautiful bubbles, bright acidity, and an off-dry finish make this the kind of wine that’s celebration-ready. Pair it with a birthday cake and a fist-full of balloons. Also pairs well with a good party or a late breakfast. Your call.