Delamere Vintage Brut 2016

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Pipers Brook, Tasmania

Gentle whole bunch pressing of the fruit and blended whilst still juice.  The assemblage consists of 64% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir. A large proportion of solids was used during fermentation to give extra depth and complexity. Four years of tirage age, in tandem with 3g/l dosage, this wine shows a luscious palate with evocative length. On the nose it shows white flowers, lemon blossom and lovely biscuity autolysis aromas that underpin this wine’s opulence. Structured and balanced with fine tannins, the slightly higher dosage of 3g/l vibrantly delivers a palate of sherbet, lemon curd and refined minerality. A wine that will develop brilliantly under cork. Pair with lobster or prawns when young and game bird dishes with bottle age.


  • Style & Food Matching

    Gentle whole bunch pressing of the fruit and blended whilst still juice.  The assemblage consists of 64% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir. A large proportion of solids was used during fermentation to give extra depth and complexity. Four years of tirage age, in tandem with 3g/l dosage, this wine shows a luscious palate with evocative length. On the nose it shows white flowers, lemon blossom and lovely biscuity autolysis aromas that underpin this wine’s opulence. Structured and balanced with fine tannins, the slightly higher dosage of 3g/l vibrantly delivers a palate of sherbet, lemon curd and refined minerality. A wine that will develop brilliantly under cork. Pair with lobster or prawns when young and game bird dishes with bottle age.

    Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: 64% Chardonnay & 36% Pinot Noir

    Decant: Not necessary

    Closure: Cork

    Farming Practices: Conventional

    Alcohol: 12.5%


  • Pipers Brook, Tasmania

    Delamere Vineyard is planted exclusively to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on rich ironstone soils. The deep red Ferrosol soils offer great fertility, good water drainage and moisture retention, alleviating the need for irrigation. The combination of soil and site are perfectly suited to these two noble cultivars.

    The vineyard was planted at 7500 vines per hectare and has a cane-pruned, vertical shoot position trellis system, with a very low fruiting wire at 60cm off the ground. The low yield per vine and the reflective heat from the ground produces wines with superior depth of flavour and ripe, well-developed tannins. Vine age and subsequent natural balance are key factors in the consistent production of wines with great structure and harmony.
    Delamere is a true Tasmanian Grower Producer. 100% Family owned and run, 100% grown, made and bottled at our Pipers River Estate. The region of Pipers River in the north east of Tasmania enjoys a significant climatic advantage that is unique in Australia; that of a very low diurnal range. This temperature stability is born from a unique set of geographical features. The waters of Bass Strait cool the hot northerly winds, while the cool southerlies gain heat as they cross the island. Cool temperatures and significant sunshine hours make for ideal conditions to retain delicate aromas in their fruit. The frosty and sometimes wild conditions of winter give way to clear, crisp, blue-sky days through the growing season, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly, assuring the lingering acidity essential to producing premium cool climate wines.

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