Mitchell Harris | Sabre | 2016
Minerals and cream on the nose with some shortbread biscuit, subtle complexity and some nice waves of lemon, herbs and cream.
Both tank and barrel fermented batches are carefully assembled, fermented and aged in bottle for over three years. A dosage liqueur designed from carefully selected reserve wines adds just 4.0 g/L sugar to create a fine, complex and powerful aperitif style
John Harris and his team are a fun, dynamic and passionate group of individuals that make a range of wines across Henty, Macedon and the Pyrenees district. With many years experience making wine at Domain Chandon and stints in Oregon, it was high time John applied his magic to his own sparkling wines. They are subtle and regional defining style of fizz.
55% Chardonnay | 45% Pinot noir | Grapes from Henty, the Pyrenees and the Macedon ranges | 11.2% abv | 750ml
Awards & Reviews
"Winemaker John Harris learnt much from the late Dr Tony Jordan when he was a winemaker at Domaine Chandon, skills such as tightness of style and refinement of flavour. Sabre is greater than the sum of its parts - a blend of Henty, Pyrenees, Macedon Ranges - and exudes a coolness and fine line, and length of taut acidity. Smoky, toasty complexity, oyster shell, nougat mingling with almond amaretti."
95 Points Jeni Port -Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020