Slight blush, bright and fresh on the nose with aromas of ripe pear, spring blossom, green apple and fresh strawberry. Vibrant on the palate with flavours of green apple, raspberry and white peach. Hints of fresh pear compliment a dry and citrus burst to finish.
2023 Howard Vineyard Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay
Our House Style of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blended together. The Chardonnay grape adds texture and nutty flavor to the blend, while the Pinot Noir grape variety gives the wine red fruit notes. Look for green apple, fresh citrus and peach notes from the Chardonnay and strawberry notes from the Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir Chardonnay sparkling wine has intense mineral aromas, a toasty taste, creamy texture, and good aging potential.
Vineyard: Beautiful Valley Vineyard, Charleston. Elevation and Aspect, 450-500 AMSL with gentle slopes (5-12%) generally facing the east.
Winemaking: 51% Pinot Noir, 49% Chardonnay. The fruit was picked early from low yielding 24 year old vines . Grapes were picked in the coldest part of the night to preserve fruit quality and retain freshness. Pinot Noir is picked fractionally more ripe to give richness and fruit definition. Chardonnay is picked very early to provide structure to the blend. All parcels are fermented separately with assemblage occurring after 3 moths of age.
2023 Howard Vineyard Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay is made for all styles of celebrations.