Clover Hill, Cuvée Exceptionnelle, Blanc de Blancs Brut 2006, Pipers River, Tasmania

Published by Sally on February 2, 2012

I was completely blown away by this wine. I tasted it during a sparkling wine dinner at the International Cool Climate Symposium in Hobart, Tasmania on February 1st, where it was paired very well with soft peach wrapped in succulent pork.

I tasted it again the following day in more neutral circumstances, where my notes read: honeyed lemon verbena on dry toasted brioche. Multi-layered complex wine that blossoms on the mouth with flavours that seem to linger forever. It’s fresh, elegant, lifted and light and with a huge concentration and intensity. It’s refreshing where some other really complex aged bubbles lose that, perhaps not after just five years. White floral edges remain in a really youthful wine with a wonderful future still ahead if it.

Clover Hill are in the north of Tasmania.

100% chardonnay.
Partial malolactic in tanks
On lees for at least 38 months.
RS 7.9g/l
TA 8.7g/l

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