POP the cork on this cool bubbly from
Tasmania's north-east if you've reason
for celebrations now, if see it
simply get better over the next few years.
ONE TO NOTE: Small family-owned Pipers Brook Vineyard in north-eastern Tasmania has released a lovely sparkling from the 2009 vintage that was a cool to mild one in this southern-most of our winemaking regions, and considered by many as a year better for sparkling wine production than for table wine.
A blend of Champagne's "Holy Trinity" of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier, this rewardingly fresh bubbly has a fine, persistent bead and creamy texture, and is a drop that Chief Winemaker, René Bezemer said back in 2009 was made with ageing potential in mind of something like ten years.
Being half-way there now, you'll find this 2009 Pipers Brook Vineyard Sparkling already well worth popping the cork at $37 for party-room celebrations, or as a starter at the table for special-occasion dining. And if you've no reason to open it now, it will only get better with a few more years in the cellar…