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2014 Mandala Blanc de Blancs

2014 Mandala Blanc de Blancs

It's a firm and adroit style with good persistence and potential to age.'
Tyson Stelzer

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DESCRIPTION
  • Mandala are quite well known for their excellent Yarra Valley Chardonnay. It's no suprise then that winemaker Charles Smedley was tempted to try his hand at producing a Blanc de Blancs using Methode Traditionnelle. The result is a beautiful sparkling wine with more than just a nod in the direction of Champagne - and at an unbelievable price too!

    The sad part is that it is quite limited - and there won't be any more! After several vintages (the 2015 is available), Charles has decided to hang up his sparkling wine hat, and focus more on premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - his passion. So grab some while it's still around!

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Over in France's Champagne region, the term "Blanc de Blancs" indicates a Champagne created entirely from Chardonnay fruit. With the name literally meaning: "White from White", it makes sense then that we use our famous Yarra Valley Chardonnay grapes to produce a world-class Blanc de Blancs! Our 2014 Mandala Blanc de Blancs is made of 100% Chardonnay, and 100% methode traditionelle, which is the same process Champagne producers follow to achieve the signature bubble and finish, with 30 months en tirage.

    TASTING NOTES

    This wine has a fine, persistent bead that draws hints of toasty brioche, lemon, grapefruit and citrus. The palate has a creamy texture that adds balance and structure, while leading to a long and crisp finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'The tension of tense Yarra Valley Chardonnay acidity contrasts bubblegum fermentation complexity, with a taut finish accentuated by low dosage of just 2g/l. It's a firm and adroit style with good persistence and potential to age.'
    Tyson Stelzer