Howard Vineyard Blanc de Blancs 2021
A thoroughly pleasant example of a local sparkler, made in the Blanc de Blancs style (meaning made from only white grapes, in this case, as is traditional, Chardonnay). From Adelaide Hills fruit, this has undergone a partial malolactic fermentation, which will help soften the acidity, making it more approachable at this young stage.
Bold yellow in hue, this is wildly exuberant. The aromas move through citrus, minerals, riverstones, garden greens, through to a hint of stonefruit. Bright acidity, even with the partial malo, make for juicy package with good length. Bold flavours and a clean finish too. No need to be in any rush to drink it, but equally, there is no real point in not enjoying it as it is today.