Firebird Sparkling Pinot Noir Blush
Alcohol – 12.0%
pH – 3.06
TA –7.4 g/L
88 points – Halliday Wine Companion
Over the last 20 or more years the Adelaide Hills has developed a reputation as one of the best regions to grow Pinot for sparkling wine. The region’s high altitude, ample water and low vigour soils lends itself towards the production of high quality wines with finesse and sophistication.
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Our Non-Vintage Pinot Noir based sparkling wine was sourced from our family owned Tunnel Hill vineyard located in the Adelaide Hills. The latest release is a blend of wine from the 2012 and 2013 vintages with both producing low yields and moderate vine vigour which meant that little had to be done to improve grape quality during the year.
The grapes were harvested early in the cool of the morning and quickly transported to the winery. From there the grapes were gently pressed to preserve the freshness of the fruit. The result is an elegant and refreshing sparkling wine displaying fresh berry aromas, with strawberry and cherry dominant, and a hint of sweet baker’s dough. The palate has a soft and creamy textured feel with sweet brioche flavours, strawberries and cream balanced acidity and a nice hint of pink colour.
Winemaking responsibilities rest with Mark Kozned with all our wines being made at our Revenir winery located in the Adelaide Hills. The current wine is a blend of wines selected from wines aged in older French oak barrels (2012 vintage) as well as fresh wines fermented in tank (2013 vintage) to retain primary fruit characters.