Monterra Fleurieu Blanc de Blancs 2021


Granted the Fleurieu Peninsula is probably not the first name that springs to mind when one thinks of sparkling, but this is a fine and enjoyable example of what can be achieved with good fruit. Made from 100% Chardonnay, it is a pale yellow colour with notes of pears and apples with spices, and then a second wave bringing to the fore, lemons, florals and citrus with a supple texture and decent length. The wine is nicely balanced, fresh, and lingering. Don’t look for enhanced complexity from long cellaring, this is a wine for drinking now.

Variety: Other, Specialty