The Grand Vintage 2015, the 17th release of the wine, is a classic expression of the vineyard, vintage and maker. A wine of uncompromising quality enriched by the great complexity of character that follows seven years on tirage. The Grand Vintage accentuates the delicacy and balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the pristine cold climate vineyards of Tasmania.
Lifted nuances of desiccated pear and peach, an exotic and persistent palate structure with characters of Miso
Pair with Fresh seafoods or can be further matched with game meats such as Pheasant and Venison fresh seafoods or can be further matched with game meats such as Pheasant and Venison
TROPHY - 2023 Sydney Royal Wine Show - The Thorp Annual Trophy for Best Sparkling White or Rose
TOP GOLD MEDAL - 2023 Australian Sparkling Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL - 2023 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL - 2023 Royal Hobart Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL - 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards
GOLD MEDAL - 2023 Sydney Royal Wine Show
96 POINTS- Dave Brookes 2023 -The new release of the GrandVintage sees a blend of 66.7/33.8% chardonnay/pinot noir sourced from the East Coast, Derwent Valley, Coal River Valley and Pipers River. On tirage seven years, dosage 2.6 g/L. Medium straw in the glass with an über-fine bead and energetic mousse. Aromas of juicy white peach, green apple, pithy grapefruit and pear cut with hints of soft spice, grilled nuts, fresh brioche, dried honey, orange blossom and stone. There are some umami notes on the palate – a gentle ache is all, but its presence is felt nevertheless. Notes of sea spray, honeycomb and fresh pastries swell on the mid-palate and the finish is long and true with tight acidity, impressive tension and a wash of biscuity tones on the exit.