DAOSA | Natural Reserve Brut | 3rd release
The wine highlights the predominance of Pinot Noir characters with some fragrant strawberry fruit on the middle palate, tempered by beautiful complexity and length. A classic example of Australian sparkling wine, made in the traditional method.
81% Pinot noir 19% Chardonnay | Méthode Traditionnelle (exactly as in Champagne) | Hand harvested fruit and whole bunch pressed | Cold settled in tank for 3 months | Fermented in old oak barrels | Full malolactic fermentation | Aged for 17-18 months in bottle | Zero sulphur | 7.5g/L dosage| 12% abv | 750ml
Awards & Reviews
“With very attractive focus and purity, this has a lot to offer. The complexity is subtle, the length good and a sense of seamlessness prevails. Silky, elegant style. Drink or hold.”
93 points - James Suckling
“Delightful sparkling wine. Shows light oxidative, saline and warm nutty notes, ripe apple, pretty citrus and some deeper toasty notes. Some gentle sweetness and richness in the palate is met ably with layers of saline acidity, apple tart and cinnamon spice. It’s such a delight to sip on! Complex, rich, nuanced style of high interest and drinkability. Really good.”
94 points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, February 2020