A romantic bouquet of strawberry sherbet and rose petal with a hint of shortbread. Enhanced by lush pinot notes, a creamy acidity and a touch of nutmeg in the finish. Vibrant with an alluring length, focus and clarity.
This wine is from our BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 after careful site selection. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Molyneux shallow sandy loam soils. The Pinot Noir clones 10/5 and 5 have been used for the production of this Methode Traditionnelle sparkling wine. Planted with a vine density of 3,800 vines per hectare on 44.55° south.
100% Pinot Noir, hand-picked on the 10th March 2016 in ideal conditions. Bottle fermented and aged on lees for a minimum of 18 months. Riddled and disgorged by hand from Autumn 2018 at Quartz Reef.
We are delighted to announce that our wines have both been awarded a Double Gold Medal at the 2019 Six Nations Wine Challenge: Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs 2013 and Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017
"Distinctive bouquet with a core of minerality and varietal fruit signatures. Apple and pear skin, sweet lemon and blossoms, a gentle white pepper spice. Dry on the palate with a core of fruit, adding a smooth satin texture. Abundant acidity, white spice and a floral mineral quality. Well made, decent finish, lots to like."