2012 Lisa Marie Blanc de Blancs

Mount Avoca

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Named after Lisa Marie Barry, the finest, early-picked Chardonnay was aged on yeast lees in the bottle to create a delightfully complex and crisp méthode traditionelle sparkling wine.
Colour

Pale white gold. 

Tasting Notes

Pale white gold with a fine bead, and an enticing fusion of floral and primary fruit characters with subtle citrus hints. A classic méthode traditionelle sparkling with 24 months on lees, the creamy, mid-palate leads to a smooth, tapering tail that is delightfully crisp and clean.

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Winemaking

The very first Chardonnay grapes of the season were picked in the cool of the early morning, and pressed off skins and handled without sulphur dioxide to minimise phenolic extraction. The juice was fermented to dryness using traditional ‘Prise de Mousse’ yeast at 16°Celsius. MLF was inhibited, and the wine was stirred on lees for complexity and harmony for 6 months. Using the “méthode traditionelle”, the final assemblage was fermented in bottle and aged on yeast lees for 24 months, before being disgorged in November 2015. 

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Date Bottled
June 2015
Alcohol % 12.5%
Residual Sugar 3.9g/L
pH 3.21

Category: Sparklings

Variety : Sparkling

Range: Mount Avoca


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