A blend of estate-grown, single-vineyard Chardonnay (60%) and Pinot Noir (40%). The fruit comes from a mix of two terroirs: grey gravelly loams over clay and red loam over gravel. At the time of harvest the vineyards were organically managed, in conversion to biodynamic certification. The base wines go through 100% malolactic conversion and the wine is made according to the méthode traditionnelle. This edition was disgorged in July 2021 with a dosage of 4g/L.
The vintage wines are made to show off the season they were grown in, selecting the best parcels of fruit to give freshness, elegance, balance and intensity. Only made in the best years, they are drier and more refined than the NV and are made entirely from the one vintage.
This is seamlessly crafted, showing exceptional purity and approachability, with a rich but poised palate singing with white peach and brioche, along with notes of dry hay lingering though the dry finish. It’s a wine of tremendous personality and sophistication, demonstrating again that Stefano Lubiana creates some of the most exciting sparkling wines from the southern hemisphere. - Producer Tasting Notes