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2009 Sparkling Chardonnay
This sparkling wine was vintaged in 2009 and disgorged in 2013 after 42months on lees. These Chardonnay grapes were picked from the Block 1 Vineyard to produce a vibrant, fresh and complex wine. Whole bunches were pressed, spontaneously fermented and then aged in French oak for 12 months.
2009 Vintage Report
The 2009 vintage at Cullen Wines was so outstanding that Vanya has referred to it as the Mozart vintage because all of the white and red wines produced in this year are in perfect harmony and balance. Good rainfall in the Spring of 2008 resulted in excellent development of the vines and the provision of underground moisture for the lead-up to vintage. A small amount of rainfall in January 2009 was followed by little or no rainfall and no unduly hot weather in the following two months, during which the vast majority of fruit was harvested. A dream vintage for a wine maker!
COLOUR Light bright golden colour
BOUQUET Gentle nutty characteristics with brioche notes supported by citrus
PALATE Beautiful texture with very fine beam. Great length with floral notes, agrumes and balanced by wonderful acidity
CELLAR Drink now to 10 years
FOOD Open ravioli of crab with beurre blanc
VINEYARD Cullen Vineyard
HARVEST 24th March 2009
OAK 12 months in new French oak