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Vineyard: Our Diamond Blanc de Blancs is made from the Chardonnay grape and grown on our Brokenback Vineyard located in the heart of Pokolbin, Hunter Valley wine country N.S.W. The soil type consists of well drained sandy loams. The vineyard has drip irrigation installed on each vine row to ensure vine health and consistency of quality. The crop yields are relatively low, producing excellent concentration of fruit flavour.Harvest: Date – 25th January: The grapes were handpicked to minimise skin contact and preserve the fresh, delicate flavours of this wine style. Appearance: Pale straw with green tinged hues. Bouquet: Aromas of almonds laced with elegant melon characters.
Palate: The vibrant palate has a generous but refreshing citrus core with melon fruit flavours and fine acidity filling the palate. The finish is long and creamy. Serve chilled.Cellaring: Made for early consumption.
Food Suggestions: A delicious aperitif and is suited to a wide variety of foods and occasions. Ideal for that Summer occasion day or evening.Wine Analysis: Alcohol – 13.0% Residual Sugar – 7.0g/Lt Acidity – 7.80g/Lt PH – 3.15 Volume – 2500Lt Additives: Preservative 220 (sulphur dioxide) Fined using milk products.
Vintage Conditions: The 2015 vintage was a very good year in the Hunter Valley for white winemaking. Early rainfall in Spring was followed by warm, dry conditions during ripening and harvest. This produced limited yields of high quality fruit displaying elegance and finesse – ideal for sparkling wine production.
Winemaking: After crushing and destemming the must was chilled to 12 degrees. The skins were very lightly pressed and the juice was cold settled. Once settled the clear juice was racked and inoculated with a selected sparkling white wine yeast and fermented at 12 – 15 degrees for 14 days. At the completion of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked off yeast deposits, stabilised, fined and filtered. In September 2015 the wine underwent secondary fermentation charging the wine with high levels of dissolved carbon dioxide to create this complex and delicious sparkling wine.