Clover Hill Sparkling Vintage

Clover Hill Vintage Brut Sparkling 2013

Pipers River, Tasmania   |    750ml   |    12.5%

Clover Hill Vineyard is in Tasmania’s Pipers River, an area becoming acknowledged as the premier source of sparkling wine in Australia. It is ideally suited for growing the “holy trinity”of sparkling varietals; chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. The 66-hectare property overlooking Bass Strait has a similar climate to the Champagne region of France.

The 2013 Clover Hill Vintage Brut Sparkling is crafted according to traditional methods and matured on lees in the bottle for a minimum 3 years. It contains components of selected reserve wines aged in French oak foudres and barrels to ensure the unique personality that is the Clover Hill house style.

"95 Points. Chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, whole-bunch pressed and separately fermented, blended prior to secondary fermentation and matured on lees for five years, the dosage 9g/l. A powerful wine, the bouquet spicy, with dried flower and fruit aromas, the palate picking up the chase immediately. Price when Tasted: $45.00 Date when Tasted: 10 Sep 2018 Alcohol: 12.5 %" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

"95 Points. An outstanding sparkling wine in any terms. It’s pretty in perfume, inviting with green apple, faint marzipan, a touch of funky-yeasty character, but everything just so and balanced. The palate is where the magic is, showing incredible precision, a tight, compact thrust of bristling fizz, lemon-squeezed on apple freshness, licks of sweet spice, glazed nuts and faint nougat, finishing epically long with sparkling, tangy acidity and a light chew of chalky-mineral character. Stunning wine. Tasted: MAR18 Alcohol: 12.5% Price: $45 Closure: Cork Drink: 2018 - 2023" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

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$39.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Clover Hill Vineyard is in Tasmania’s Pipers River, an area becoming acknowledged as the premier source of sparkling wine in Australia. It is ideally suited for growing the “holy trinity”of sparkling varietals; chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. The 66-hectare property overlooking Bass Strait has a similar climate to the Champagne region of France, with mild autumn temperatures with maximums in the low 20°C and minimums around 10ºC.

The climate creates a long ripening period, which allows the fruit to accumulate intense flavour balanced with fine acidity. Vines are close-spaced and planted in deep, red volcanic soil in a frost-free amphitheatre, orientated north/south to maximise sunlight exposure.
6
Tasmania
Pipers River
750
12.5
63% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir, 6% Pinot Meunier

Acid: 8.9 g/L pH: 3.25

Alcohol by volume: 12.5%

Residual Sugar: 11 g/L

Harvested: Harvested April 2013

Disgorged: September 2017

Winemakers: Robert Heywood & Peter Warr

With a light straw colour indicative of a chardonnay, this refined wine has developed a golden hue during its three years on tirage. In addition to its colour, this time has also resulted in a delicate bead with a persistent mousse. On the nose, it displays citrus and red berries, with a hint of toasted brioche. The palate is delicate and creamy, but driven by a natural acidity from a cool and extended growing season in Tasmania.

Delicate, with superb length, this wine will drink well now and age for up to ten years.

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