2020 Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvée
Brilliant pale straw with a very fine bead of persistent gentle bubbles.
The aroma is delicate and complex with characteristics of cracked yeast and freshly baked apple danish.
Upon tasting there is a lovely fine mousse in the mouth with apple strudel notes on the front palate, followed by a soft dry creamy mid palate, then the fine minerally acid backbone drives a crisp finish.
The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” (fermented in this bottle) sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees Estate for many years. Although handpicked fruit is desirable for the production of premium sparkling juices, daytime temperatures in most Australian wine regions mean that hand-picked fruit is often too warm when received into the press. In 1992 the team at Blue Pyrenees decided to experiment with hand picking at night, under lights, to optimize both fruit condition and temperature. The night harvesting resulted in an amazing improvement – crisper cuvee (free drained) juices of outstanding quality, with higher natural acidity and the Midnight Cuvee was born!
During harvest 2020, the best Chardonnay parcels from Blue Pyrenees Estate were blended with hand-picked grapes from the ultra cool Macedon Ridge vineyard, that were whole bunch pressed, to again lift the natural acidity and freshness of the blend.
This style of sparkling is an ideal aperitif wine with many food matches but kingfish sashimi would be ideal.
BOTTLE SIZE750 ML
REGIONPYRENEES & MACEDON RANGES
VARIETIESCHARDONNAY, PINOT NOIR