Delamere Non Vintage Cuvée N.V.
1 or more bottles$35.00
James Halliday96 points
Made in the traditional method, each disgorgement spends over two years on lees before release, resulting in a beautiful balance of freshness, creaminess and complexity that you rarely find at this price point.
Delamere owners Fran and Shane are deeply passionate about sparkling wines. To undertake this process is quite time/labour and financially intensive. The say, "For a small, family-run, business like ours to pursue this sustainably, the wines must be of exceptional quality, and unique in character."
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"18% reserve wine, overall blend is 60/40 pinot noir and chardonnay. It floats through the palate in elegant fashion, notes of custard apple, citrus and assorted florals making for a pretty impression. There's a baked, almost rye bread note to the nose which certainly doesn't hurt matters. Performs well."
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Australian winemakers are known for producing a diverse range of grape varieties, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir being among the most popular. They tend to focus on producing wines that are ripe, fruit-forward, and easy to drink, using modern winemaking techniques and equipment such as stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation.
With its bold, fruit-driven flavors and reputation for quality and diversity, Australian wine has become a popular choice for wine lovers around the world. And with such a broad range of wine regions and grape varieties, there's something for every palate to enjoy.
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Most well known for cool-climate varietals like Pinot noir and Chardonnay (thus sparkling too), Sauvignon Blanc smaller plantings of Riesling, Cabernet and Pinot Gris (more commonly Pinot labelled Pinot Grigio)
Historically, Tasmania can lay claim to being the founder of both the Victorian and South Australian wine industries as William Henty sailed from Launceston to Portland (in Victoria) in 1834 and planted grape cuttings there. Though not conclusively proven, it's believed that John Hack planted vines in South Australia in 1837, closely followed in 1838 by John Reynell.
Warmer vintages (possibly attributable to global warming) has had positive effects on region's industry, allowing grapes in recent vintages to achieve full phenolic ripeness, making for vibrant wines that have been widely accepted as world class.
Pipers River is the northernmost wine-producing region on the island state of Tasmania in Australia. The region enjoys a maritime climate, with plenty of hours of sunshine, moderate temperatures from the breezes off the Bass Strait and from the Pipers River itself, and valley slopes that help protect the grapes from threatening frosts. Soils here are deep, crumbly, and free-draining. This combination of elements provides favourable conditions for late-ripening grape varieties and cool-climate wine production. The primary red-wine variety in Pipers River is Pinot Noir, and the key white varieties are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio. Varietal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are fresh and elegant, and the region also has a burgeoning reputation for high-quality sparkling wines.
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About the brand Delamere
Delamere was one of the first vineyards planted in the Pipers Brook area. It was purchased by Shane Holloway and wife Fran Austin and their families in 2007. Shane and Fran are in charge of viticulture and winemaking. The vineyard has been expanded with 4ha of pinot noir and chardonnay.