Honeysuckle and citrus blossom giving way to delicate aromas of ripe strawberry and subtle brioche characters. The palate is well-structured with great acid and texture. A tantalizing mousse with crunchy green-apple and strawberry flavours, and the natural acidity gives the wine a taut and clean finish.
The 2013 W.Wagtail Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced entirely from Longview Vineyard in Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, was hand-picked mid February in early morning. The wine undergoes passive oxidative handling throughout pressing to decrease phenolics. Fermented in small batch lots at low temperatures to maintain the characteristics of our terrior. Non malolactic fermentation maintains the succulent acidity. Aged on lees post primary fermentation for months in stainless steel tanks with regular batonage to add texture to the base wine. The wine is then blended and stabilized it is put on tirage and aged on lees for a further 18 months in a bottle.
In The Spotlight
Bronze Medal - 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2013 Boutique Wine Awards
Gold Medal - 2013 Royal Perth Wine Show
|Varietal||Chardonnay 65%, Pinot Noir 35%|
|Bottling Date||Triage 20 months, disgorged: 27 July 2015|
|Winemaker||Peter and Mark Saturno|
|RS (Residual Sugar)||7.1g/L|
|TA (Total acidity)||9.5g/L|
Longview W. Wagtail Brut (Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir) 2013
- Producer: Longview Vineyard
- Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
- Availability: In Stock