Grand Vintage

Light-Medium Bodied
Extra Brut
Fresh
Vintage
2013
Region
Tasmania
Size
750ml / 12.5% ABV
The Grand Vintage 2013, the 15th 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
Light bodied
Full bodied
Extra Brut
Demi Sec
Fresh & Zingy
Textured & Creamy
A seamless and elegantly structured palate exhibiting layers of toasted sourdough, field mushroom, lemon curd and roasted almond. The wine shows great tension and poise with the perfect balance of fine tannins and natural acidity. The extensive maturation of 7 years in tirage ensures depth and complexity consistent with the worlds’ finest cuvees.
Full Tasting Notes
  • Aroma

    Lifted and complex bouquet with exotic aromas of white flowers, lemon essence, lychee and oyster shell.

  • Palate

    Characters of spice, natural yoghurt, lemon meringue, fresh oyster and truffle are expressed throughout the palate. This wine has great elegance of structure with a perfectly balanced dosage, tannin and acidity.
  • Vintage

    Winter rainfall was well above average and the continuing, light spring rains maintained a relatively high soil moisture content to support strong vine growth during the growing season.

  • Food Pairing

    Suggestion: Fresh seafood either natural or with a light influence of Asian spices.

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Winemaking Notes

Crafted in the traditional sparkling winemaking method, combined with fastidious and modern viticultural techniques. The fruit is hand-picked and gently pressed with only the highest quality juice selected for fermentation. Further complexity and character are built into the wine with 10% fermentation in first use French Oak barriques followed by 100% malolactic fermentation. The blended wine has been matured for seven years in tirage ensuring a depth and complexity consistent with the worlds’ finest cuvées.

The wine has great intensity and vibrancy of character seen only in the world’s best.
James Halliday
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    The Real Review, Huon Hooke

    95 Points - 2013 Vintage

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    Decanter Wine Awards

    93 Points (Silver) - 2013 Vintage

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    Hobart Royal Wine Show 2020

    TROPHY Best Sparkling - 2009 Vintage
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    Hobart Royal Wine Show 2020

    Gold Medal - 2009 Vintage
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    Adelaide Royal Wine Show 2020

    Gold Medal - 2009 Vintage
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    Australian Sparkling Awards 2018

    Gold Medal - 2008 Vintage
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    Melbourne Royal Wine Show 2018

    TROPHY Best Sparkling - 2008 Vintage
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    Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018

    TROPHY Best Sparkling - 2008 Vintage

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