Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2022 Release


Tasting Notes

Having selected tiny parcels of cool climate fruit from the family vineyard in the 2022 vintage, this fruit was gently de-stemmed and pressed to give a clean, delicate juice and then chilled. It was then fermented to dryness to give vibrancy and pure fruit character. This 2022 base was then blended with older Paracombe Pinot Noir Chardonnay sparkling vintages dating back to 1991.

Here is a sparkling wine of tremendous integrity and complexity; multifaceted, in the manner of all good sparkling wines, the wine has a lifted nose that gives fresh, alpine strawberries and the zing of freshly grated lemon. The palate offers fine bubble and lively citrus notes finishing with long and complex flavours that are honeyed cream and apple with some subtle elegant fermentation characteristics.

What the reviewers are saying

Precious childhood memories don’t get much better than darting through a sprinkler and feeling water rain down your legs. Nothing in adulthood evokes such sheer, unbridled delight. Except maybe a glass of this bubbly beauty. Behind the crown closure there’s a noseful of vanilla slice and a mouthful of tart citrus and apple crumble. Winemaker Paul Drogemuller uses a mix of new fruit and vintage cuvées to add texture and complexity to this fresh, bright, more-ish drop.. Katie Spain, The Source SA – The Advertiser


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Wine Information

Vintage: NV
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 50%
Site Climate: Full daytime sunlight hours on the Paracombe plateau with cool crisp night temperatures
Alc: 12.0%
Production: 624 cases (6 x 750mL)

Award/Accolade History

2022 Release; 91 Points Stuart Knox The Real Review
2018 Release; 93 Points Mike Bennie Wine Business Magazine Sept-Oct 2020, 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2021, 91 Points Nick Stock
2017 Release; 90 Points, 4.5 Stars Katie Spain The Advertiser
2013 Release; 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2016
2012 Release; featured in The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines 2013/2014
2011 Release; featured in The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines 2012/2013