Premium Tasmanian Sparkling specialists, Clover Hill, have produced a non vintage Cuvée with all character and drive synonymous with the region.
This immediately impresses with its white creamy mousse followed by a pale straw colour and persistent fine bead showing. Good lift on the nose with aromas of pear and a touch of baked apple followed by some toast and yeast lees. The palate displays bready baked apple flavours followed by some subtle toast and yeast lees characters. Clean dry finish with an almost creamy like mouthfeel.
Long aftertaste of baked apple, toasty bread and yeast lees. A fresh, delicate nose dominated with white flowers and subtle citrus leads to a palate of precision balanced with elegance. Clean and pure, this northern Tasmanian sparkling is the perfect match to freshly shucked oysters and pan-seared scallops.
59% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, 4% Pinot Meunier.
Awards and Accolades
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ - Tony Love, Taste.com.au "Another impressive example from the southern Isle, methode traditionelle and multi vintage, that doesn't skimp on body or flavour. There are crisp apples, a waft of blossom, and a dash of honey, all adding layers to a fantastic lemon tang finish."
92 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "A faint blush tint heralds a blend of great fruit presence of citrus, apple and stone fruits, with partial retention of malic acidity defining a well-honed and energetic finish. Two-and-a-half years on lees has produced integration and mouth filling texture, and an understated savour elegance, topped off eloquently with a low 7.5g/l dosage."
From the Producer
Clover Hill sparkling wine is sourced from pre-eminent vineyards in Tasmania, an area becoming acknowledged as the premier location for cool-climate sparkling wine in Australia. Made from 100% chardonnay, Clover Hill’s first vintage was in 1991. Since 1994, the blend has evolved to includ all three classic sparkling grapes, with pinot noir and pinot meunier added to the mix.
Clover Hill is created using traditional methods. Furthermore, portions of this wine have been aged in small-format French oak foudres and barriques to highlight the complexity that can be produced from a sparkling house of this calibre.
This wine has a lovely golden hue brought to the fore by the increased proportion of pinot in this blend. It shows a delicate bead with a persistant mousse. On the nose, it displays citrus and red berries, with a hint of toasted bread from its time on lees. The palate is delicate and creamy, but driven by a natural acidity from a cool and extended growing seasson in Tasmania. Delicate, with superb length, this wine will drink well now and age for up to ten years.
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