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2016 Vintage Brut

2016 Vintage Brut

The finest expression of Tasmanian sparkling, a classical vintage brut of exquisite power and elegance. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and aged for years in the bottle, bringing complexity and richness to the purity of Tasmanian fruit. Lifted and elegant, displaying notes of delicate lemon, crisp pear, red apple and fresh brioche, the palate has depth, length and perfect balance. The wine reflects the beauty of the region it is grown in, Pipers River, One of the most acclaimed sparkling wine regions in the world.

"Crunchy red apple and lemon are accented with subtle spice, even an enticing hint of white pepper, and the beginnings of the toasty complexity of lees development (of just over three years). It concludes with impressive precision of focused, bright, yet perfectly ripe acidity, seamless dosage and lingering persistence." 
- Tyson Stelzer - Australian Sparkling Report 2020

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Wine Specs
At least 36 months
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James Halliday
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aroma: Delicate lemon with crisp pear, red apple and fresh brioche. Palate: Seamlessly balanced and complex with delicate lemon crème, hints of wild strawberry and toasted brioche, superb texture and finely focused acidity.
Vineyard Notes
This vintage Kreglinger sparkling is sourced from a single vineyard of the same name, with high-density Pinot Noir and chardonnay of significant vine age, specifically established and managed for sparkling wine production in the Pipers Brook district. The site was chosen for our vintage sparkling program after many years of rigorous trialing and evaluation. Annual heat summation figures of 950-1050 growing degree days Celsius compare very favourably with sites in Champagne (around 1030 GDD). The Pipers Brook district is characterised by 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. Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellises of very high vine density are hedge-trimmed in summer to provide increased bunch exposure to the sun. Row-spacings are narrow at 1.5 metres.
Winemaker Notes
Hand harvested in the cold morning hours from our Hills Vineyard in Pipers Brook, the cool fruit was very carefully whole bunch pressed extracted only the most delicate juice. Selected parcels were cool fermented in barrel to retain vibrant regional fruit characters, with subsequent malolactic fermentation and battonage to create exceptional texture and creaminess. Hand crafted this wine was blended from only the best individual parcels to and create a wine of beauty and complexity. Made in the Traditional Method this wine underwent secondary ferment in bottle and was then bottle aged for over 3 years before release.
Other Notes
Varietals: Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40% Region: Pipers Brook Dosage: 6.75g/l Cellaring: ready to drink now and for up to 3 years Alcohol: 12.5%