The Beltana is produced using 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from the cool south-facing slopes high in the Adelaide Hills. Ageing for five years on lees adds complex nut and toasty hints to the fresh citrus and green apple aromas. The palate is long and full, yet with the signature Deviation Road crisp, mouth-watering finish. A persistent fine bead and creamy mousse gives extra lift to these delicious aromas and flavours.
Each parcel was handpicked and whole bunch pressed separately into tank for settling. Fermentation of these small batches lasted around 12 days and the wines in 2009 all went through malo-lactic ferment over winter to soften the acidity. Careful blending of the base wines was carried out in early spring before tirage (bottling).
After a minimum of 5 years ageing on lees, each bottle has been riddled and hand disgorged on site in our Longwood winery. Small batches are disgorged at a time to allow the remaining bottles to continue ageing on lees as long as possible. The dosage liquor added at disgorging is crafted using a blend of base wines and is then aged for a minimum of 12 months.
Located high (550m) in the Lenswood district of the Adelaide Hills on Deviation Road, this 25 year old vineyard consistently produces outstanding Chardonnay for sparkling wine.
Dosage: 5 g/l
Cellar: 8+ years
Clear, pale lemon.
This wine smells like fresh-cut grass, mouth-watering pineapple sorbet and juicy green apples.
It lands on the palate with a lime soda effervescence followed by guava and apple juice characters.
Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
100% Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Best enjoyed upon release. Food Pairing Suggestion：Fresh oyster or light seasoned seafood such as steam sole with spring onion. Thai Chicken salad with fresh herbs and fish sauce. Goat cheese.
Grapes for this single vineyard wine were hand harvested on March 12 from two small blocks on our Uley vineyard at the northern end of the Piccadilly Valley.
Initial juice analysis showed a Baumé of 11.6 degrees, pH 3.09 and titratable acid of 7.7 g/litre. After crushing and gentle pressing, the juice was fermented to dryness at low temperatures to enhance fresh fruit characters.Following stabilisation in tank, the wine was filtered and bottled. Alcohol 12.5%.
Classically varietal and aromatic, the wine displays citrus, pear, guava, elderflower, herbaceous and faint grassy aromas followed by a generous palate with persistent fruit flavours, minerality and crispness and a spicy, tingling finish from the natural grape acidity.