Apogee - Single Vineyard Origin - Andrew Pirie Tasmania


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Lebrina Tasmania Australia

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Apogee Tasmania - Vintage Sparkling and Alto Pinot Gris

Matt Kramer writing in the Wine Spectator 26 October 2016

"Try to find sparkling wines from Australia's Tasmania Island. You'll be impressed, I promise. Maybe even astonished at the degree of refinement and sheer—dare I say it?—Champagne-like elegance of Tasmania sparkling wine."


$50 | TASMANIA | DIAM | 12.0% ALCOHOL | DRINK 2017-2021 | 92 POINTS

46% pinot, 48% chardonnay, 8% meunler; 25% ferment on old oak casks; aged 26 months on lees; 8.5g/L dosage; disgorged 2 March 2017

Presence, depth and character meet the cool tension of Piper's River in a cuvée of detail and personality. Pinot noir takes the lead in spicy red apple fruit, backed by the citrus crunch of chardonnay. Partial fermentation in old oak heightens spicy complexity and texture, while the lingering, cool acid line of northern Tasmania defines a long finish.


$60 | TASMANIA | DIAM | DRINK 2017-2020 | 94 POINTS

100% pinot noir; 40% fermented in old oak casks; aged 24 months on lees; disgorged 20 apnl 2017

Piper's River pinot noir is the secret to many of Australia's most refined sparkling rosés and Andrew Pirie knows this as well as anyone.  The calibre of this cuvée far exceeds the proportions of his little vineyard.  A gorgeous pale salmon hue, it's infused with magnificent red cherry and strawberry fruit, framed in spice and even the most subtle hints of coffee and dark chocolate from partial fermentation in old oak casks.  Pinot builds a palate of magnificent body and presence, yet upholds focus and tension, thanks to cool Tasmanian acidity on a finish that lingers long and accurate.  Delightful.


To order these Traditional Method sparkling wines go to the Buy Wine tab on this web site or print, fill out and scan the current Order Form and email to info@apogeetasmania.com

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