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CLOVER HILL: HIGHLY AWARDED BY TYSON STELZER

Clover Hill was highly awarded in the recently released Tyson Stelzer’s 2017 Australian Sparkling Report. The Report is a comprehensive review and acknowledges the finest sparkling wine producers of the year. Clover Hill is one of the top 3 wineries in the ‘Hall of Honour’ with a six-star rating. With the whole Clover portfolio awarded, scoring five wines over 90 points, this is a true testament to Clover Hill’s uncompromising quality, elegance, and commitment to excellence.

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Tyson Stelzer - 96 points for Clover HillBlanc de Blancs of the Year – WINNER

96 Points: Clover Hill Cuvée Prestige Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs 2005

“Clover Hill is back with a vengeance, not only topping the Blanc de Blancs category this year, but backing it up with the runner up, too. There is brightness to a medium straw hue even at twelve years of age, and a silky and seamless accord between primary and secondary character. Ripe fruit succulence of grilled pineapple and juicy white peach are cut with fresh citrus definition and the energy of partial malic acidity. More than a decade on lees has blessed it with glorious layers of silky, creamy texture and captivating nuances of butter, glacé pear and vanilla nougat. Masterfully assembled, and at its glorious peak now.” Tyson Stelzer

Tyson Stelzer - 95 points for Clover Hill

Blanc de Blancs of the Year – FIRST RUNNER UP

“Chardonnay was where it all began for Clover Hill, and there is a tension and definition to this grape that defines the estate’s longest-lived wines to this day. At six years of age, this cuvée upholds a bright, medium straw hue. There’s intensity of grapefruit, lemon butter and even the exuberance of star fruit, amidst the toast and burnt butter of bottle age. In creamy texture, mouth filling intensity and undeviating line and length, this is a grand release for Clover Hill, with plenty of energy still coiled into its folds.” Tyson Stelzer

Clover Hill Tasmanian Cuvee

Tyson Stelzer - 90 points for Clover Hill

Runner Up: Best Sparkling Wines of the year under $50

“Harmony and character are married in an even blend of the citrus cut of chardonnay, the delicate red fruits of pinot and the toasty,
biscuity complexity of lees age. It concludes with some grip and phenolic bitterness, yet carries with good line and well-balanced acid and dosage.” Tyson Stelzer

Tyson Stelzer - 92 points for Clover Hill

Best Sparkling Rosé of the year – RUNNER UP

“Skin contact has infused a medium to full salmon crimson hue and delightful character and depth of red cherry and strawberry fruits. Close to three years on lees has built a creamy texture, while upholding primary red fruits purity amidst subtle nougat development. It finishes rich and fruit sweet, with a long, soft and fleshy finish.” Tyson Stelzer

Clover Hill Tasmanian Cuvee Rose

Tyson Stelzer - 90 points for Clover Hill

Best Sparkling Rosé of the year – Runner up

“A medium, bright salmon hue heralds a rosé of character and complexity, contrasting succulent strawberries with tangy pink grapefruit and the biscuity complexity of more than two years of lees age. Fine tannins provide some grip and phenolic bitterness to the finish, with bright acidity and well-gauged dosage lingering long and even.” Tyson Stelzer