2019 McGuigan The Shortlist Premium Cuvée Sparkling

2019 McGuigan The Shortlist Premium Cuvée Sparkling
Item No. 2511028-1
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Premium Chardonnay handpicked, whole bunch pressed. Brilliant clarity, fine beads supporting lifted stone fruits balanced by fresh acidity.
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Premium Chardonnay handpicked, whole bunch pressed. Brilliant clarity, fine beads supporting lifted stone fruits balanced by fresh acidity.
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Medium Bodied

Medium Bodied

Great Aperitif

Great Aperitif

Dry

Dry

Overview

The fruit for this wine was derived from the Quale Vineyard in the Upper Hunter with the chardonnay clone being a pre-phylloxera Burgundy clone that is often called Pinot Chardonnay due to the small bunch size. No expense has been spared on growing this fruit and the yields were on the low side of the spectrum ensuring there were no issues at harvest.

The wine was fermented in older barrels using the champagne derived yeast strain EC118 to produce a clean and vibrant base wine. The base wine was made into sparkling wine using the Charmet process where the wine is put through a secondary ferment in a pressure tank and then transferred to a glass.
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Varietal
Sparkling
Region
Hunter Valley, NSW
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 5 years.
Winemaker
Peter Hall
pH
3.26
Residual Sugar
11.6
Total Acidity
7.14

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Powerful yeasty fresh bread dough, honey dew melon aromas. Slight charry barrel ferment esters.

Palate

A ripe full bodied wine with a broad palate and a balanced refreshing citrus acidity. Has a persistent long finish.

Food Pairing

Cured Meats

Cured Meats

Antipasto

Antipasto