Barringwood | Blanc de blancs | Recently Disgorged | 2012
Pale straw with fine mousse and persistent bead. Gentle floral notes with a hint of seaspray. Crisp lemon and delicate granny smith apples provide understated complexity. Pair with Salmon, crayfish, scallops and oysters, soufflé, avocado.
Barringwood vineyard is located on a steep north facing slope overlooking the Don Valley in Tasmania's central North. Established in 1993 the vineyard rises to an elevation of 280m and has one of the longest growing seasons in Tasmania giving their wines delicacy, elegance and immense complexity as well as a distinct backbone of cool climate acidity.
Their success in producing outstanding wines on a climatically marginal site is dependent on supreme diligence and attention to detail in the vineyard.
100% Chardonnay | Grapes were whole bunch‐pressed | Partial malolactic fermentation | Batonnage in tank | Crafted using the Méthode Traditionelle process | 60 months on yeast lees | 11.6% abv | 750ml
Winemaker: Jeremy Dineen
Awards & Reviews
James Halliday - 97 points
“This goes for the jugular, unleashing straight chardonnay across an astounding 5 years of lees ageing, equipped with a judicious dollop of 2g/l of dosage. This is cool climate Australian sparkling, making sense in terms of its makeup, while resounding with drinkability. Orchard fruits, nashi pear gelato and tangerine, all ringing with an urgency across saliva-inducing acidity and a whiff of brioche. Profound.”