All the pain…all the agony…the stress! OK OK, enough drama – on to the exciting news!
Gryphonwood’s non-vintage Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir is now available for sale!
This is a special wine – our flagship.
The key parcel began as an early pick 2013 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend, which was barrel aged for three years for some really distinct character.
This was then blended into a 2016 Chardonnay sparkling base and left on lees for over a year.
Final top ups consisted of a blend – our 2013 Chardonnay and the last volume of our 2011 Museum Chardonnay.
Up front this sparkling is green apple fresh and a touch of strawberry, with a lovely citrus zing. Following the fruit you will pick up a lovely toasted nutty, savoury character from time on lees. It isn’t bone dry, but still falls in the Brut category for dryness.
With cellaring, this sparkling will develop creamy smoothness and more complex flavours. We look forward to seeing it in a year or two’s time. Stored well, this sparkling will continue developing for the next 10+ years!