Made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the two major varieties traditionally used in sparkling wine. The grapes come from our dry-grown Penfoldvale Vineyard, purchased in 1982 that was replanted to Chardonnay during the early 1990s. This vineyard was selected for sparkling wine production as its fruit displays a natural acid balance with flavours that develop early while sugar levels are still low. The grapes were harvested at night, gently pressed to ensure minimal transfer of colour to the wine and then fermented in stainless steel. Following primary fermentation, the wine was left in the tank with its lees for four months prior to bottling and the second ferment.
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir combine well to create a light and fresh sparkling wine. The nose has fine aromas of yeast and biscuit dough that flow seamlessly onto a palate that offers plenty of crisp Chardonnay flavour. The wine has a creamy texture, generous fruit and fresh acid on the finish, which helps to create balance and refresh the palate – just the way the Tyrrell family likes it.
Alcohol – 12%
Cellaring – Designed for immediate enjoyment