Stefano Lubiana Blanc de Blancs 2014

 

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  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

From a meticulously selected parcel of Chardonnay fruit in 2014, this sparkling is class all the way. Anything under $100 is insane value for this top notch bottle of fizz.

The fine creamy mousse and complex nose tells you the quality before the first sip. The palate is luxurious and focussed with an impressive array of flavours; warm spiced apples, apricots, minerally lemon curd, oyster shells, roasted almonds, buttery brioche. 

Tasting notes from the winery for Stefano Lubiana Blanc de Blancs 2014

100% Chardonnay, estate-grown with some select parcels of Derwent Valley fruit. Mix of two terroirs: grey gravelly loams over clay and red loam over gravel. Vinified in a blend of small oak, large oak and stainless steel and given full malolactic conversion. Méthode traditionnelle, with a minimum of five years on lees and 12 months under cork pre-release. The natural viticulture, low yields and extended lees maturation create a sparkling wine with a flinty, mineral nose reminiscent of slate and earth, with underlying fresh apricot, orange rind and spice. The palate is a zesty combination of lemon curd and quince with leads to buttered brioche and roasted almonds. The fresh acidity dries the wine giving it an exceptional line and length supported by an abundance of mineral complexity.

Blanc de blanc translates to white of whites (100% Chardonnay) Our inaugural release of Blanc de Blanc!

Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard: Derwent Valley Estate grown

Vineyard Management: 100% Certified Biodynamic

Geology: Mix of two terroirs - grey gravelly loams over clay and red loam over gravel

Cellaring potential: 5 years

Méthode traditionnelle, with a minimum of five years on lees and 12 months under cork pre-release. The natural viticulture, low yields and extended lees maturation create a sparkling wine with a flinty, mineral nose reminiscent of slate and earth, with underlying nutty almond, honey and creamy lemon.

Stefano Lubiana 

Tasmania’s first and only certified biodynamic vineyard has been cultivating vines using biodynamic methods since 2010. This means that their wines are free of all synthetic treatments, additives and pesticides. Instead they travel the alternative path, stepping back in time and using cosmic rhythms to ensure soil regenereation as well as effective vine care through all phases of the year’s seasonal cycles.

Their much sought-after wines are the result of a passionate unrelenting quest for perfection. This passion, along with free thinking and attention to detail allows them to create wines which reflect this vision. Their focus on traditional and environmentally sensitive principals has only strengthened their desire to create wines that have a unique and distinctive character, with free-flowing elegance and quality.

 

(SKU: SL_BDB_14)

Wine Type Champagne & Sparkling
Vintage 2014
Alcohol % 12.5
Grapes Chardonnay
Region Derwent Valley, TAS
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Cork (natural)
Country of Origin Australia
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes

Curly Haslam-Coates The Wine Front 95 points

Drink to me with thine eyes only with your fine, creamy mousse and thick beading, such a pretty sight before the smokiness with a whiff of apple, crushed almonds and a hint of sea air hit your nostrils. On the palate, there is a wealth of juicy apricots, nectarines, apples, candied lemon zest, a hint of something saline and then a warm finish, much like the nutty topping of a good crumble. The finish shows off a delicately honeyed brioche autolytic characteristic and a desire for a truffled chicken and mayonnaise brioche roll. A very welcome addition to the Lubiana family.

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