This vintage blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine grapes is sourced from high-density vineyard blocks of significant vine age, specifically established and managed for sparkling wine production in the
Pipers Brook district. South-facing slopes and close proximity to the sea give these vines more of a chill than their table wine blocks. Sites in the Pipers Brook district feature Ferrosol (volcanic) soils, also known as kraznozems. Basalt-derived, they have excellent water holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to vines that are managed without irrigation. Vines are grown predominantly Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellises that are hedge-trimmed in summer to provide increased bunch exposure to the sun. Row-spacings are narrow, typically 1.8 metres.