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2017 Brut de Blancs

2017 Brut de Blancs

The epitome of classical sparkling chardonnay wines. Grown on a single site, made in tiny quantities, crafted by hand and aged for over 5 years in bottle before release, this is a wine of precision, poise and complexity. 


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Wine Specs
Up to 18 months
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aroma: Lemon, white stone fruits and fresh brioche with hints of hazelnut and white flowers. Palate: Lemon crème and white pear with delicate, silky mid palate texture and saline edge to the fine natural acidity giving seamless balance and drive.
Vineyard Notes
This vintage Kreglinger sparkling is sourced from a single vineyard of the same name, with high-density 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 trialling 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
Selected parcels from a single site of exceptional Chardonnay was chosen to create this wine, hand harvested and very gently whole bunch pressed. Only the very finest juice fraction was taken for 100% barrel fermentation in aged French oak puncheons, where the wine then underwent malolactic fermentation and was matured for 8 months on lees to create exceptional texture and creaminess. Only the best barrels were then selected to create the final blend, and the complete wine was bottled, underwent secondary fermentation in bottle and aged on lees for 5 years delivering beauty and complexity.
Other Notes
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay Region: Pipers River Dosage: 6.75g/l Cellaring: ready to drink now and for up to 3 years Alcohol: 12.5%