Stefano Lubiana Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

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Region: Tasmania
2014
ABV 12.5%
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Sale price$49.99 Regular price$53.99

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"Another new Blanc de Blanc from Tassie, this time a biodynamic and organic offering from Stefano Lubiana in the Derwent Valley.

Tasmania still is only one GI but there are noticeable differences in the fruit from around the state. In the north around the Pipers River area, the Chardonnay often shows a subtle crushed oyster shell note and taut acidity but in Steve and Monique’s warm vineyard areas of the Derwent Valley, the Chardonnay takes on a much riper and softer approach.

Drink to me with thine eyes only with your fine, creamy mousse and thick beading, such a pretty sight before the smokiness with a whiff of apple, crushed almonds and a hint of sea air hit your nostrils. On the palate, there is a wealth of juicy apricots, nectarines, apples, candied lemon zest, a hint of something saline and then a warm finish, much like the nutty topping of a good crumble. The finish shows off a delicately honeyed brioche autolytic characteristic and a desire for a truffled chicken and mayonnaise brioche roll. A very welcome addition to the Lubiana family." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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