Blanc de Noirs 2013
Blanc de Noirs 2013
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Blanc de Noirs 2013

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The ripest Pinot Noir and Meunier are selected for this wine, much of it sourced from the Ridgeview vineyard. Under 1000 cases were made of this wine. Whole-bunch pressed to limited pressure, which gives a low yield of 62% volume to weight. A natural cold settling takes place without the use of enzymes. Fermentation at a moderate temperature of 16-18 C in stainless steel using natural yeast. Malolactic fermentation is carried out.

Grape varieties: 62% Pinot Noir and 38% Pinot Meunier

Altitude: 5-65m ASL

Vineyard age: Between 8 and 22 years old

Exposure: Clay & Limestone, Flint & Loam

Soil: Clay and Limestone, Flint and Loam

Dosage at disgorgement: 8 g/l

Bottle fermentation on the lees: 30 - 36 months

Alcohol: 12.5%

Tasting Notes:  A deep golden colour with a persistent fine stream of bubbles. Rich, earthy red fruit aromas are followed by a complex toasted palate. The finish is long-lasting and beautifully balanced. The rich earthy character of this wine complements dishes including light game meats or canapés featuring mushrooms or lamb.

Press Notes:

93 Points, Wine and Spirits

91 Points, The Wine Advocate

92 points, Vinous Media

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast