2009 Grande Vintage
Variety: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 100% Estate grown, single vineyard, Derwent Valley, Tasmania
Vineyard Management: Certified Organic in conversion to Biodynamic
Geology: Mix of terroirs, grey gravelly loams over clay and red loam over gravel
Our Grande Vintage Bruts are produced in a manner that showcases the vintage they were grown in. In our vineyard we place an emphasis on minimal intervention and low yields. A similar approach is taken in the winery, where we ferment with natural yeasts and bottle with low dosage in order to exalt the qualities of our vineyard site. Our Grande Vintage is an assemblage of the best parcels of fruits that provide freshness, elegance, balance and intensity. Only made in exceptional vintages, our Grande Vintage is dryer, more refined and more complex than our Non-Vintage (NV) Brut.
Our 2009 Grande Vintage was tirages on the 18th of august, 5 months post-harvest. 9 years was spent on Lees until disgorging on the 16th of November 2018, with a dosage of 4g/lt. 6 months was spent on cork until released in mid-2019.
Cellaring 5-10 years