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Commercial Description: The 2011 vintage saw a record breaking hot September/October meaning the fruit ripened wonderfully. The wine is a blend of all three classic varieties with Chardonnay dominating at 71%. 25% of the total blend was fermented and aged in old Burgundy barrels. This gentle oak flavour adds an extra layer of complexity to the crisp apple fruit of the wine.
The 8 months on lees before tirage and 12 months on lees in the bottle gives the wine a lovely delicate toasty character. No malolactic fermentation on this wine ensures the zesty acidity shines through, and is perfectly balanced by the dosage. 11.5% abv.
WINNER Best Sparkling Under €60 at Irish Wine Awards!