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Clover Hill Prestige Late Disgorged

Vintage 2010

A special luxe pack to celebrate CLOVER HILL PRESTIGE LATE DISGORGED 2010 outstanding Halliday rating, with complementary luxe gift box and sparkling flutes.

A full yellow hue with a golden tint declares that it has finally achieved its glorious prime. Delightfully complex and complete, brimming with preserved lemons, exotic spice, vanilla bean, brioche and saffron. Zesty stamina and creamy, silky allure rarely unite with such effortless confidence. And, best of all, it won’t begin to fade any time soon.” Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion, 95 points.

$ 160.00

The finest parcels of Tasmanian fruit

A vibrant rich straw colour with a persistent fine bead are precursors to the refined and gentle foaming mousse.  The wine displays an assortment of fresh lemon curd and brioche, developed almond and toasty characters.

Drinking beautifully now as it has evolved elegantly due to its extended time on lees and cork, this wine will continue its magnificent progression for years to come.

The 2010 vintage in Tasmania was cool and mild, resulting in moderate to high yields with low disease pressure and great natural acid retention. The cool season provided a long growing season which produced exceptionally high-quality sparkling base wine.

The 2010 Blanc de Blancs was harvested from “A block” Chardonnay, this block with its close plantings, fertile soils and north eastern facing slopes produces exceptional cuvees. The fruit was hand-picked, whole-bunch- pressed, fermented and underwent partial malolactic fermentation and battonaged in tanks. The wine was aged on lees in bottle for over 10 years prior to disgorging.

100% Chardonnay
Dosage: Tasmanian Chardonnay aged in French oak foundres
Acid: 9.0 g/L    pH: 3.13
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Residual Sugar: 6.0 g/L
Harvested: March – April 2008
Tiraged: February 2009
Disgorge Date: December 2021

Winemakers: Robert Heywood

95 Points, Halliday Wine Companion, Tyson Stelzer, 3 Aug 2022:

“Méthode traditionnelle. Hand picked and whole-bunch pressed; partial mlf; bâtonnage in tanks. Aged 10 years 10 months on lees; disgorged Dec ’21; 5.0g/L dosage. It takes time for the majesty of Pipers River chardonnay to unravel, particularly in a cool, mild season of great natural acid retention such as this. A full yellow hue with a golden tint declares that it has finally achieved its glorious prime. Delightfully complex and complete, brimming with preserved lemons, exotic spice, vanilla bean, brioche and saffron. Zesty stamina and creamy, silky allure rarely unite with such effortless confidence. And, best of all, it won’t begin to fade any time soon.”

Clover Hill Wine Collection

PIPERS RIVER, TASMANIA