Sittella Marie Christien Lugten 2017


The Pemberton region of Western Australia is responsible for some superb wines, but sparklers are perhaps not the first that spring to mind. Given the seriousness with which the team at Sittella obviously take the style, and the quality that they are producing, things might just change. This release has had five years on lees and is a blend dominated by Pinot Noir, the remainder Chardonnay. Gleaming yellow/gold colour, the wine offers powerful, even pungent aromas. Notes of green apples, quince, hints of pears and a touch of shortbread. Ripe and fully flavoured with some floral notes, there is excellent length and fine acidity here. The wine should drink very well over the next five to six years, and continue to improve throughout that time.