Hester Creek Estate Winery Old Vine Brut Sparkling Pinot Blanc 2020

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Hester Creek Estate Winery Old Vine Brut Sparkling Pinot Blanc 2020

Old Vine Brut

Label

Natural Cork

Closure

Vintage

12.00%

Alcohol Content

$39.20 AUD

RRP (AUD)

The Pinot Blanc for this year’s offering was hand harvested from our 1968 plantings in Block 4 on our Golden Mile Bench estate property. In traditional Brut fashion, the grapes were hand sorted and whole cluster pressed to retain the fresh primary characteristics of the fruit. The juice was then cold settled and racked before undergoing a cool fermentation at 13°C for 28 days. Following the traditional method, our 2020 Brut was re-fermented in the bottle, spending a total of 24 months en tirage. Over these two years, the wine ages on its lees to provide the doughy mouthweight for which Méthod Champenoise sparkling wines are renowned. The Old Vine Brut was disgorged on March 28th of 2023.

Clean and vibrant, our 2020 Old Vine Brut expresses aromas of toasty biscuit, dry apple and citrus zest. The lively mousse greets the palate with delicate lemon zest, light almond and a clean minerality. The flavours linger on the finish, mingling with a mildly creamy brioche note. Pair this wine with sundried tomato tapenade or smoked oyster quesadillas. 

Additional Features

Aged for 24 months

Ageing Length

Unoaked

Ageing Type

Natural Cork

Closure

None

Extra Details

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87 | Pinot Blanc. Straw. Intense and bright in mouth, lively acidity, lean, tangy, one dimensional.

93 | Stewed spiced pear aromas with a hint of hay. The wine is quite phenolic - but in a good way, with chalky tannins framing the wine. The front palate is expansive in weight though only gently fruity, so the wine is not cloying in any way. It is a different style. Quite joyous actually.

88 | Not entirely successful - starburst lollies (esp lime). A curious wine, quite hard work

90 | the wine has weight and notes of citrus blossom and a savory and spicy note, good citrus notes and clean finish, zesty racy acidity

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