Tribute Series

2018 Tribute "Dame Nellie Melba" Blanc de Blancs

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The Tribute Series represents our finest, single site expressions. This 2018 Nellie Melba Blanc de Blancs is distinctly varietal, showing very elegant and fine chardonnay characters on the nose - delicate white blossom and stone fruit with oyster shell and fresh brioche. The palate displays a white stone fruit spectrum, fine minerality and toasted almond. A fine bead and fuller weight mid palate flows into a long finishing.

WineMaking Notes

This acclaimed Blanc de Blancs was produced in the traditional bottle fermentation method from our block C, estate grown chardonnay. Following secondary fermentation, the wine was aged on lees in bottle for a period of 40 months. Dosage was kept to a minimum at 6.5g/L to allow the wine to maintain its distinctive fresh, dry style.

Growing Conditions

The 2017-2018 growing season presented a whole range of conditions including warm, cold, wet and dry periods and as such for Yarra Valley producers it was a challenging season. Overcoming the pressures of disease, we harvested all varieties with excellent yields and impressive quality. Vintage was completed prior to the end of March, indicating that the general warmth of the season contribution to earlier ripening than usual.

Food Pairing 

Marinated tuna sashimi or freshly shucked oysters