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Smithbrook Yilgarn Blanc de Blancs 2014

2014 The Yilgarn Blanc de Blancs

2014 The Yilgarn Blanc de Blancs


$35.00

$31.50

Colour

Medium straw with bright green / gold hues.

Aroma

Complex, lifted and youthful. A unique combination of white peach, vanilla bean, toasted brioche and floral notes. Very typical of a traditional method sparkling wine.

Palate

With a fine creamy mousse, this sparkling is fresh and zesty, delivering sweet apple and pear flavours enhanced by a soft, textural character. The wine exhibits tight acidity with generous mouthfeel, delivering a dry refreshing finish. A complex sparkling wine suitable for all celebrations.

Cellaring

Best enjoyed in the first five years from vintage.

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Vintage

The Yilgarn Blanc de Blancs has been produced using 100% handpicked Chardonnay from the estate vineyard in Pemberton. The wine was made using the ‘Traditional Methode’ of secondary fermentation in the bottle, followed by 36 months on yeast lees before being disgorged. This extended time on contact with its lees helped develop the secondary flavours that added great complexity and texture to the palate.

The winter and spring of 2013 provided above average rainfalls resulting in replenished dams and abundant ground water. A gentle, warm spring ensured the vines had ideal conditions to develop healthy canopies with great fruit set. A warm and dry summer provided near perfect ripening conditions. The lack of a significant heat wave provided stress-free conditions for the vines, while disease pressure was minimal due to the absence of unwanted summer rain, giving us perfect Chardonnay fruit.

Region

Pemberton 100%

Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Analysis

  • Alc Vol: 12.5%
  • TA: 9.2g/L
  • pH: 3.17

Western Australia crab croquettes, dill aioli.

Wine Show of Western Australia 2017