Clover Hill have just released this fizz in time for the warmer months. Even though this is a non-vintage sparkling, the first for Clover Hill who has always focused on the Vintage end of the market, do not expect a strict consistency from year to year. Karina Dambergs has plans to make sure that the wine will express the Tasmanian regions – Pipers River & Coal River – within the blend.
Keeping to the traditional Champagne trio, it is a blend of 56% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir & 7% Pinot Meunier with wines drawn from the 2008/2009/2007 vintages. After 3 years on lees there is richness on the nose with plenty of lemon, stonefruit & 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’.
Date: 25 June 2012 Price: $30 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 3+ yrs