Génisse V18 Méthode Traditionnelle

Génisse V18 Méthode Traditionnelle

2018 Chardonnay / Pinot Noir
Orange, New South Wales

It is an elegant and textural sparkling wine with great length on the palate.

$50 each

Description

The marriage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in this wine, coupled with its time on lees has delivered a sparkling wine with great balance and complexity. The wine has a lovely nuttiness with a brioche character. Some honeysuckle and grilled citrus characters make for added interest. A fine bead, persistent mousse and mineral acidity give structure to this delicious example of Methode Traditionnelle.

Wine Details

Region

Orange

Vintage

2018

Type

Sparkling Wine

Variety

Chardonnay / Pinot Noir

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

11%

PH

3.2

Acidity

6.7

Maturation

100% Old French Oak

Closure

Crown Seal

Background

Heifer Station vineyard is situated between 860-900m elevation on the undulating slopes of Mt Canobolas. The high altitude and aspect of the vineyard coupled with the maturity of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at this site make for a stunning sparkling wine with great complexity. The fruit is carefully hand-picked to ensure premium quality.

Vineyard Notes

2011 Was a cold wet year for the Orange region, white wines and sparkling varietals did well as optimal ripening is not required and crunchy acidity is plentiful. Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay combine in this classic style.

Tasting Notes

The marriage of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier in this wine, coupled with its time on lees has delivered a sparkling wine with great balance and complexity. The wine has a lovely nuttiness with a yeasty brioche character from its extended time on bottle lees. A small batch made with fruit from one of the highest vineyards in Orange.

*Genisse is the French word for Heifer.

Colour

Pastel Red to light pink

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Drinking now – 3 years

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