Sparkling Dalliance Tumbarumba 2021Regular price $50.00
An exceptional and complex wine that embodies the meticulous winemaking process and the unique qualities of the region. Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit sourced from the Tumbarumba wine region, from the 2021 vintage and left on tirage for 2 years before disgorgement.
Here's how our 2021 Dalliance presents:
- Region Terroir: Tumbarumba is known for its cool climate, the terroir in this region imparts notes of freshness, minerality, and a crisp acidity to the wine.
- Grapes: The blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is a classic combination for sparkling wine production. Chardonnay contributes elegance, acidity, and a hint of green apple and citrus, while Pinot Noir adds body, subtle red fruit notes, and complexity along the finish.
- Tirage Aging: Aging the wine on tirage (lees) for two years is a significant step in traditional method sparkling wine production. During this time, the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which can result in greater complexity, creaminess, and a subtle brioche-like aroma due to autolysis, the breakdown of yeast cells.
- Flavour Profile: Given the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend and the tirage aging, you can expect a well-balanced acidity, crispness, and light body but with full effervescence. The flavour profile includes notes of green apple, citrus, red berries, and possibly hints of toast or brioche from the lees aging.
- Aroma: Hints of fresh fruits, floral notes, and the brioche or toasted bread notes.
- Mouthfeel: The extended lees aging imparts a creamy and velvety texture to the wine, with a persistent mousse (bubbles) that carries the flavours and aromas through the palate.
Overall, our Dalliance from Tumbarumba, made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from the 2021 vintage offers a harmonious balance of fruitiness, acidity, and complexity, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate the nuances of well-crafted sparkling wines.