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'Hurtle' Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
An aperitif style - tightly structured with beautiful balance and crisp natural acidity.
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Pinot Noir Chardonnay
Elegant toasty peach and strawberry aromas with a nutty yeast autolysis complexity.
A delicate yet complex palate with fine persistent bead and a superb length of flavour.
Perfect for drinking now.
This wine is crafted from fruit sourced from our Adelaide Hills vineyards, a cool climate region which arguably produces some of Australia's best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The soil profile is brown loam with limestone and slate schist, contributing to good drainage and moderate vigour. The elevation of this cool climate region consistently offers a natural balanced acidity to this single vineyard wine.
This non-vintage Adelaide Hills blend is a composite of five base wines spanning four years, with an average time of 48 months on yeast lees.
Premium fruit was hand-picked in the cool of the morning and transported to the winery, gently pressed and put to ferment. Following the primary fermentation, the base wine is tiraged, where it undergoes a secondary fermentation in bottle. This allows the wine to complex and develop a nutty yeast autolysis character and produce a fine bead that has a lovely persistency.
Hurtle Walker - Nick Walker's grandfather - first picked grapes at Magill as a 10-year-old in 1900. Trained by Monsieur Duray and the great Leon Mazure, by 21 he was in charge of sparkling wine making for Auldana. After service in World War I, Hurtle became the sparkling winemaker at neighbouring Romano Cellars, where he stayed involved until his death in 1975.
His son Norm was also winemaker there from 1951-1985, crafting premium sparkling wines for Wynns and 57 other companies. Nick Walker, Norm's son, now continues the legacy by crafting this luxurious blend in honour of not only his grandfather, but his family's passion for sparkling wines.
Alcohol - 11.6%
pH - 3.19
Acidity - 5.4g/L