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Johanne Ida Selma Blanc de Noir MD

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Region
Adelaide Hills
Description

Pale straw-gold with green hues. Elegant aromas of apple and citrus blossom are complemented by notes of plum skin, red currant, toasted brioche, hints of ginger spice and wet slate. Rich, concentrated and complex, the palate shows flavours of strawberry, red currant and green apple, with layers of layers of texture, perfectly poised by bright acidity, accompanying a very fine bead, finishing with long lasting flavours of ginger spice and honey.

A striking 100% pinot noir made from a reserve base spanning 1997-2015, disgorged in Nov '17, the dosage 5.5g/l. A striking feature is its pale, bright straw-green colour, but so are the savoury, dried flower remnants of pinot noir flavour, and its exceptional length. Continued bottle development will be fascinating

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020, 1 August 2019

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Product Information

Grape varieties
  • 100% Pinot Noir
Technical Details
Alcohol
11.5%
pH
3.14
Acidity
7.1g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Maturation
Hand-selected pinot noir was whole-bunch pressed, settled, cool fermented and underwent malolactic fermentation; the wine was subsequently bottle fermented and left on lees in bottle to age. Multiple vintages from 1997 to 2015 were combined in an assemblage-style blend in November 2017, as a multi-vintage, mature disgorged blanc de noir. The wine is sealed under a stainless steel closure to allow the wine to knit together and retain its bottle-age complexity.
Background
In 1997, Stephen and Prue embarked on a journey to handcraft an ultra-premium sparkling wine from pinot noir, in addition to their dry table wines, and selected only the finest fruit from specific clones and sites suited for this purpose at the Henschke Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Purchased as an apple orchard in 1981, the 550m site offers higher rainfall and humidity at the right time of year, which together with the cooler temperatures provides ideal conditions for this cool-climate grape variety. The vineyard contains some of the oldest pinot noir vines in the Adelaide Hills. The first release in 2008 celebrated Henschke’s 140th anniversary. This limited fifth release is a blend across 14 exceptional pinot noir vintages all matured on tirage. It is a true expression of its site and celebrates 150 years of Henschke family winemaking.
Serving Temperature
6°C
Cellaring potential
Celebration wine, drink now.
Download tasting notes
2017 Mature Disgorged 2015 Mature Disgorged 2013 Mature Disgorged 2011 Mature Disgorged 2008 Mature Disgorged

Reviews

James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion 2020

August, 1 2019

"A striking 100% pinot noir made from a reserve base spanning 1997-2015, disgorged in Nov '17, the dosage 5.5g/l. A striking feature is its pale, bright straw-green colour, but so are the savoury, dried flower remnants of pinot noir flavour, and its exceptional length. Continued bottle development will be fascinating."

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NICK STOCK AUSTRALIAN GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE

October, 4 2018

"A special disgorgement from the 150th anniversary, combining pinot noir base material from 1997-2015. A very complex yet fresh array of breads and biscuits on the nose, dried chamomile flavours and an array of pithy lemon and blood orange characters. A super energetic palate really drives long and fresh. Uplifting celebratory finish."

 

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