Pirie Tasmania Sparkling NV
This wine is a journey of elegance and restraint. Using traditional Champagne varieties, Chardonnay (55%) and Pinot Noir (45%), it opens with aromas of lemon zest and grapefruit pith. Two years on lees (ageing on yeast in the cellar) contributes a gentle waft of freshly homemade shortbread biscuits. As it breathes and warms slightly in the glass, the Pinot Noir reminds you of its presence with white strawberries and pink lady apples. Fine bubbles release bursts of green apple and yuzu in the mouth with crispy, refreshing acidity. The finish is long and dry with a slightly chalky texture that offers pairing options beyond the aperitif.