Personalised Clover Hill Vintage Brut 2016 12% 750ml
Tyson Stelzer- 92 Points, 59/38/3% chardonnay/pinot noir/meunier, from Pipers River. Partial maturation in French oak foudres and barriques; matured on lees for 4+ years; 7.1g/L dosage; disgorged May 2021. Masterful winemaking trumps a tricky season. Partial foudre and barrel fermentation have delivered impressive texture that counters the natural phenolic mood of the vintage, playing the tension of cool Pipers River chardonnay to energise a long finish. It will appreciate cork age to build generosity and soften its bitter phenolic edge, and it possesses the stamina to go the distance.
Clover Hill is a established in 1986 on the site of a dairy farm in north-east Tasmania, Clover Hillâ€™s rich soil, natural sloping amphitheatre and maritime cool climate provide ideal conditions for the production of world class sparkling wines that rival the great houses of Champagne. As Tasmaniaâ€™s premier sparkling house, Clover Hill winemakers consistently craft estate-grown wines of the highest pedigree. They are dedicated to the harmonising union of the idyllic Tasmanian Pipers River terroir, the superior quality of traditional sparkling fruit and the elite mÃ©thode traditionnelle process. These three pillars are at the foundation of the Clover Hill values, resulting in sparkling wines that are characterised by signature elegance, complexity and finesse.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Region:
Pipers River, TasmaniaWinemaker: