Meadowbank Blanc de Noirs
Varietal: Pinot Noir (Sparkling)
Region: Upper Derwent Valley, Tas
From the Winery:
Our highly anticipated 'Blanc de Noirs' sparkling has been a project of patience, love and stewardship here in our hidden valley. Nurtured through the 2018 growing season and subsequent production time in the winery by Gerald, Mardi and Pete.
Our Meadowbank dream team have called upon everything their extensive backgrounds have to offer. Gerald Ellis, the legendary Tasmanian vigneron, who has tended to and grown grapes for some of thebest sparkling wine in the world (hint hint...House of Arras). Peter Dredge, the cult winemaker / artist / mad scientist, who has worked alongside and been mentored by iconic Australian sparkling wine doyen's Brian Croser (Petaluma and Croser Sparkling) and Ed Carr . Add to this the wonderful Mardi Ellis, whose natural effervescence inspires everything that we do, and this is when the magic truly happens.
Our 2018 Blanc de Noirs was made exclusively with Meadowbank Pinot Noir and left on tirage for 3 years. It was disgorged in September 2021 with a minimal intervention dosage liqueur (we're talking next to no sugar added here, think Extra Brut!). This allows the wine to really showcase an authentic 'sense of place'experience, with trademark Meadowbank flavours and seasonal characteristics detectable between vintage releases.
After spending the last 6 months resting on cork, this wine is now in it's prime time for release and your drinking pleasure. Our Blanc de Noirs is decadence in a glass. Rich and unctuous in style, with a generous mouthfeel and classic Meadowbank pinot noir characteristics of strawberries and forest fruits.
Drink it now, or tuck it away in your cellar for up to 5 years, where it will happily await your perfect celebratory occasion.