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NV Ninth Island Sparkling

Tasmania

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Our Price: $24.99 / bottle (RRP: $30.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'it's undeniably complex, with tangerine, white flowers, grapefruit and crunchy green apple.'
92 Points - James Halliday

  • Consistently highly rated by wine critics, juicy, zippy citrus flavours lead the charge with this great value sparkling. There’s complexity, delicious green apple, yellow citrus, honey and baked bread flavours, licks of creaminess and a fresh, dry finish. And above all that, it’s elegant and stylish. A great starter to any celebration.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    State of the art computer controlled Bucher airbag presses are used with a modified sparkling pressing cycle to yield approximately 550 litres per tonne of free run juice from the whole bunch pressed grapes. The juice is then batch fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in tank on primary yeast lees for 6 to 8 months before assemblage. The wine is then tiraged and spends 24 months on lees in bottle before disgorgement, at which time the wine spends a further four months on cork before release.

    A generous and multilayered palate exhibiting expressive pinot noir spices and red berry fruits, complemented by pinot meunier fruit weight. This is balanced by the chardonnay flavours of citrus, mineral and honey, finishing with crisp and lingering acidity.

    Region: Tamar Valley
    Winemaker: Rene Bezemer
    Alcohol Content: 12.5
    Closure: Cork

  • REVIEWS

    'A potent traditional method blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. You know without being told (and you aren't) that this will be a blend of the recent prior vintage plus small amounts from older vintages. You are also left to guess how long it was left on lees before being disgorged, but it's undeniably complex, with tangerine, white flowers, grapefruit and crunchy green apple.'
    92 Points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019

    'Depth and presence of red apple fruit contrasts with crunchy lemon zest and grapefruit crunch, making for a bright and refreshing style of pale straw hue, with the subtle almond meal notes of lees age. Dosage is well matched, there is subtle lees-derived texture, and it carries excellent line and length, making for a compelling and value-for-money sparkling.'
    92 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Australian Sparkling Report 2017

    'A blend of the three traditional sparkling grapes - chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier - and it's a good one. It has floral stone fruit, lemon zest, cherry and Scotch Finger biscuit aromas. With a vigorous, smooth mousse, it's zippy and zesty with lemon, grapefruit and stone fruit flavours. There's a red berry accent too. Grippy and tightly structured, it's dry, refreshing and rather delicious.'
    Ben Thomas, The Weekly Review

    'Clean, fresh, peach and melon fruit balanced with light nutty toasty notes, fresh lively acidity and good line of citrus characters.'
    The Best Wines of 2013, Winestate Magazine



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