Buy Pirie Sparkling Non Vintage: Tasmanian Sparkling Wine Online
The first Pirie Vintage Sparkling (1995), did much to establish this reputation. 10 years after its release, a new chapter began with the launch of Pirie NV.
Made in the méthod traditionnelle style from hand-picked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, the Pirie NV boasts complexity from base wines produced in the unique sparkling terroirs of the region.
The higher blocks produce sparkling fruit with amazing purity and acid lines. Free run juice and light pressings (max 0.2 bar) are oxidatively handled. With blending of multiple parcels from the upper Tamar Valley with some aged, reserve wines. 20% of the blend was fermented and matured in puncheons (500 Litre) French barrels for between 2 and 6 months. Tirage and secondary ferment in bottle (méthode traditionelle) was followed by a minimum of 18 months on lees before disgorging. It was bottles with an alcohol of 12.5 a T.A. of 7.3g/l and a pH of 3.14.