The striking cherry red hue of the wine is owed to the blend of Pinot Noir and a small portion of Chardonnay juice co-fermented with their natural indigenous yeast. This union of red and white grapes has resulted in an eclectic mix of flavours reminiscent of watermelon, sour cherries and strawberry, with the underlying crisp acidity that is the essence of Huon Valley wine. The wine has been bottled unfiltered to retain its natural and quirky characters with refreshing light bubbles that are the hallmarks of classic Pétillant Naturel wines. Importantly for us is that it is clean and fresh, no faults here!
Match with a duck and fig terrine or barbequed tuna steaks.
Varietal / Blend: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Closure: Crown seal
Farming Practices: Sustainable
"Our quest for a cool site to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay started in 2013 with numerous visits to Tasmania to find the right block of land. We focused exclusively on the Huon Valley region, south of Hobart. We consider the area to have exceptional possibilities to produce elegant wines and pretty styles rather than the broad flavours that attract gleaming medals. This pursuit took us two years until we found the right 21 hectares of land in Lymington. A year later, we sold Cascabel and took all our winemaking and vineyard equipment in four shipping containers to start a new chapter of planting a vineyard all over again."