Creamy and leesy with apple, citrus and spice, rich and vibrant, bright acidity, depth and complexity, elegant and refined. Particularly versatile with a variety of dishes. Should evolve nicely over the next several years.
Full and rich with bright red fruit flavours along with pear and spice, soft and expansive with a light grip, balanced acidity, nice depth and intensity on the lengthy finish.
A lively stream of fine bubbles with a good mousse. Citrus and nutty notes on top followed by a mouth-filling palate of dark cherry and citrus. Excellent depth and texture, definite “pinosity” and good length with juicy acidity. Lingering cherry-chocolate and zest in the finish. 100% Pinot Noir, 36 months on lees. One of the best from Fitzpatrick to date. It continues to evolve.
A classic blend of Pinot Noir (55%) and Chardonnay (45%). Fermented in neutral French oak, stainless steel barrels and tanks. A stream of fine bubbles and a good mousse with a touch of brioche on top, followed by a nicely textured and well-balanced palate of citrus and orchard notes before a crisp, clean finish. Interestingly, the wine is produced using the Charmat process, but its style leans towards the traditional method. A wickedly good tribute to the man who started it all. (
Fruit from Secrest, a flat south-west facing bench in a high mountain setting, 487 meters (1,600 feet) above sea level. Alluvial soils of coarse gravel and sandy loam with limestone layers. 36 months on lees. Fine bubbles and a persistent mousse. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruit aromas carry through to lively lemon and lime notes on the palate, supported by bright, unapologetic acidity with mineral notes through the crisp, clean end.
Organic. Pale pink and slightly fizzy. Smells like strawberry liquorice with melon and a bit of banana. On the palate, it features more strawberry as well as cantaloupe and watermelon, and a bright acidity. Light and refreshing, to be drunk immediately.
Méthode Traditionelle, inaugural release of reserve sparkling. Set aside from the regular 2013 release and left six years on lees, until August 2019. Pale gold to salmon in the glass, with fine bubbles and a persistent mousse. Upfront almond and brioche hints precede a superbly balanced palate of citrus and creamy notes, with definite Pinot notes, through a well-textured finish.