Winery Region:Northern Tasmania
Wine Name:Brut Vintage
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 fruit, Clover Hill’s first vintage was in 1992. Since 1994, the blend has evolved to include all three classic sparkling grapes, with pinot noir and pinot meunier added to the mix.
The 2005 vintage in Tasmania was warm and mild, producing exceptionally high-quality wines. All the grapes were gently whole-bunch-pressed, fermented in separate batches and underwent partial malolactic fermentation and batonnage in tank.
Clover Hill 2005 is crafted according to traditional methods. It is matured on lees in its bottle for a minimum three 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.
It has an attractive pale straw colour with a green hue. The wine is showing a persistent, fine, vibrant bead and gentle, foaming mousse. The bouquet displays complex layers of lemon, nectarine, and honeysuckle, with toasty yeast characters derived from time on lees and the aged reserve wine. an elegant wine with superb length, it will continue to improve under cork for up to 10 years.
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