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2016 Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvée

Cellar Door
$34.00
Club
$25.50
Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees & Macedon Ranges
Alcohol
11.7%
Bottle size
750 mL

Description

RRP: $38.00
CELLAR DOOR: $34.00
WINE CLUB: $25.50

Eyes

Brilliant pale straw green with a very fine bead of persistent gentle bubbles.

Nose

The aroma is delicate & complex with characteristics of fresh lemon curd.

Mouth

Fresh lemon sherbet notes prevail on the front palate, followed by a soft dry creamy mid palate, then the fine minerally acid backbone creates the granny smith apple finish.

Winemaking Notes

The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” (fermented in this bottle) sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees Estate for many years. Although handpicked fruit is desirable for the production of premium sparkling juices, daytime temperatures in most Australian wine regions mean that hand-picked fruit is often too warm when received into the press. So in 1992 the team at Blue Pyrenees decided to experiment with hand picking at night, under lights, to optimize both fruit condition & temperature. The results were an amazing improvement – crisper cuvée (free drained) juices of outstanding quality, with higher natural acidity. The Midnight Cuvee was born! During harvest 2016 hand-picked Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes from Macedon Ridge vineyard were whole bunch pressed, then included with the best Chardonnay parcels from the Blue Pyrenees Estate vineyard, to again lift the natural acidity & freshness of the blend.

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Reviews

Angus Hughson
Winepilot.com - Professional

The wine is pale in colour and has beautifully fine bubbles. It is also instantly appealing with huge complexity on display. There is brioche and praline aromas with a citrus and floral backbone to match.

95

Halliday
Halliday - Professional

90

Qwine - Professional

A fab sparkling from Blue Pyrenees. The dash of red apple at the death a highlight.
Moving through the mouth at a neat tempo, honeyed tones, white flowers and baked apple mesh with one another at ease. A creamy drive with brioche and biscuity tones, that red apple pulls off a dance move to shake up the mood. Delicious! An impressive Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend that’s easy to recommend.

93

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