Classic Reserve 2010
Classic Reserve 2010

Tasting Note

A premium sparkling wine with refined character and definition. It has an attractive lemon-gold core with a trace of tiny, slow bubbles. The wonderful savoury aroma includes grilled hazelnuts and toasted brioche alongside sweeter notes of butterscotch. The palate is rich with a creamy texture from the persistent mousse. It shows good autolytic character including baked apple strudel, buttered toast and a hint of porcini mushroom. It is beautifully complex with excellent weight on the mid-palate and a seamless, lingering finish

Food matching

This is definitely a foodie sparkling wine which, served chilled, can marry well with poultry dishes such as goose, turkey, chicken, quail or partridge. It also pairs well with mushrooms sautéed in garlic served on warm buttered brioche, or with pasta dishes like carbonara, tagliatelle ai funghi or creamy mushroom risotto.

Winemaking

After hand picking, the grapes were whole bunch pressed to obtain the finest juice. The juice was fermented at a cool temperature to retain the natural aromas.

Technical Information

  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Acidity: 7.1 g/l 3.43 pH
  • Dosage: 14.4 g/l
  • Residual sugar: n/a

Cepage

60% Chardonnay, 35% PInot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier

Tasting notes and food pairing suggestions by local wine expert and consultant Rebecca Mitchell AIWS.

Recent Awards

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Competition: Gold Medal 2014 International Wine Challenge Tropy Winner Effervescents du Monde - Gold in 2013 Decanter - Bronze in 2011