This non-vintage fizz was first released in 2012 after many years of producing fine vintage Tasmanian sparkling wine. In fact, the 2006 vintage was served to the Queen for lunch in Canberra at Government House in 2011, however this was not the first royalty Clover Hill has been poured for. Clover Hill has also been poured for Princess Mary and Prince Frederick of Denmark’s wedding celebration as well.
Keeping to the traditional Champagne trio, it is a blend 53% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier it is also a blend of three vintages. After 2 years on lees there is richness on the nose with plenty of lemon, apple & light nuttiness & bready yeast. It shows satisfying balance with a lip licking sweet fruit finish. With fresh & lively bubbles, it rates high on the foodability scale but is also enjoyable ‘as is’.
Quickie review «Fresh and lively bubbles with a fine line of floral, apple fruit and lemon shortbread from one of Australia’s finest sparkling producers.»
Country of Origin: Tasmania, Australia
Tasting Date: October 2018
Price: AU$34| UK£22
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
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