Grapes for the 2011 Blanc de Noirs were grown on our vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley - the coolest, wettest and most humid site in the Adelaide Hills. Such climatic condition produce plump, non-dessicated grapes which result in crisp, finely-flavoured wines. Blanc de Noirs (white of black) describes a sparkling wine made from the white flesh of black fruit, in this case, pinot noir. Gentle bunch pressing of chilled grapes gave the wine its soft, long finish.
Rich strawberry aromas are from the grapes while the bouquet and flavour of brioche are due to extended time on yeast lees in the bottle. Serve chilled.