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NV Blanc de Blancs

NV Blanc de Blancs
Wine Specs
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Saxonvale Vineyard - Block 3 & 4
Acid
7.8
pH
3.17
Aging
5 to 10 years +
Alcohol %
12.5
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NV Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs is a French term meaning ‘white from white’ and refers to a classic champagne style made entirely from chardonnay. We can’t call ours champagne, but we make it in a method traditional to this famous sparkling wine region. The Chardonnay used in the base wine is sourced from 40yr old vines on our Saxonvale vineyards which are located on the red volcanic clays of the Fordwich Sill. This is usually our first pick of the vintage to achieve a low alcohol and high natural acidity.

Region Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley

Vineyard Saxonvale Vineyard

Block  Block 3 & 4

Colour  Pale Lemon

Nose  Nashi pear, honey, almond

Palate  Green apple, white peach, biscuit, rich in style with sharp acidity giving line and length

Tasting Notes Intensely aromatic and fresh, made from 100% chardonnay and blended from the harvest of various years to ensure consistent quality. It’s a crisp, fresh style exploding with white stone fruits, nutty complexity and green apple acidity.  

Food Match  Oysters, Sashimi, Parfait

Cellaring  5 to 10 years +

Winemakers Notes   We pick the chardonnay grapes at lower sugar levels which gives fruit with crisp green apple characters and refreshing acidity. We ferment in stainless steel and then blend with wine from previous vintages to create our ‘house style’. More yeast is added to this blend which is then bottled where it undergoes secondary fermentation (to create the bubbles and keep them trapped in the bottle). The sparkling wine then stays ‘on lees’ for 18 months to develop toasty, biscuit notes.

Wine Specs
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Saxonvale Vineyard - Block 3 & 4
Acid
7.8
pH
3.17
Aging
5 to 10 years +
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Chardonnay picked at lower baume provides fruit with crisp green apple characters and strong acidity. This is fermented in stainless steel and then blended into the solera (the base wine left over from previous vintages). Each year we draw off 50 % of the tank and have it bottled with yeast to allow for secondary fermentation to further enhance the yeasty characters of the wine. This method produces a richer toasty style of sparkling wine made with a dry crisp acid finish.
Vineyard Notes
Saxonvale Vineyard
Winemaker Notes
Crisp creamy dry sparkling white wine made using the traditional method of fermentation in the bottle. The base wine was produced using a solera style production that allows the wine to pick up lots of yeasty creaminess in the tank prior to its secondary fermentation in the bottle. Every vintage we pick less ripe chardonnay to top the tank up again ready for the next round of bottling ensuring the base wine gets greater intensity as the years progress.
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