Tribute Series

2017 Tribute "Dame Nellie Melba" Blanc de Blancs

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The Tribute Series represents our finest, single site expressions.  This 2017 Nellie Melba Blanc de Blancs is distinctly varietal, showing very elegant, classic chardonnay characters on the nose - delicate white blossom and stonefruit, green apple and fresh brioche. The palate displays fine minerality, lemon curd, ripe white stone fruits and toasted almond - finishing long, taut and fine.

WineMaking Notes
This acclaimed Blanc de Blancs was produced in the traditional bottle fermentation method from block C, estate grown Chardonnay. Following secondary fermentation, the wine was aged on lees in bottle for a period of 45 months. Dosage was kept to a minimum at 6.5g/L to allow the wine to maintain its distinctive fresh, dry style.

Growing Conditions

Vintage 2017 presented uncharacteristically classic conditions,with a cool and wet spring delaying budburst and flowering. The later months of summer saw idyllic conditions, with a consistent pattern of warm days and cool nights resulting in an extended growing period and excellent ripeness across all varieties.

Food Pairing 

Marinated tuna sashimi or freshly shucked oysters