Daosa Natural Reserve NV

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Region: Adelaide Hills
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
First Glance: Lively, Generous, Refined, Elegant
Acclaim: 94pts

The Wine:

The fruit is chilled to 2-5 degrees Celsius before being pressed as whole bunches. We retain only the light pressing (approximately 550L per tonne). The very fine juice is then fermented in barrel and in tank. The base wine goes through full malolactic fermentation after alcoholic fermentation is completed. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are finished, the base wine is left on full lees in tank or in barrel, with no added sulphur, until it is tiraged in spring. After tirage, the wine is aged in bottle for at least 18 months.

The wine shows classic Pinot Noir characters with subtle strawberry notes and ripe Chardonnay fruit on the middle palate, tempered by a fine bead and a beautiful complexity and length from the Réserve wines. A classic example of Australian sparkling wine, made in the traditional method.

The Review:
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front - 94pts

"This is flavoursome. This is energetic. This is edgy. It tastes of strawberry and grapefruit, ginger-spice and sugared apples, a seaspray note in there too. There’s a lot of drive to this sparkling wine, let’s call it a thrust, but the flavour really spreads and expands too. It’s seriously good. One sip, wow, it’s got you."