Huntington Estate Méthode Traditionelle
Toasty, complex and delicate.
VINTAGE Non-Vintage – the traditional approach to adding wine each year to the “pot” to produce a consistent, high quality blend.
VARIETY The Australian chardonnay story began in Mudgee, with local Alf Kurtz growing unidentified chardonnay cuttings taken from James Busby’s original collection. In the early 1970s, wine from the Kurtz grapes was made and labelled as Australia’s first Chardonnay. Chardonnay goes in and out of fashion, but with multiple plantings on different soil types, altitude and orientation; dating back to the mid ‘70s; our love affair with the King of White Wines is enduring and true.
WINEMAKING Fruit from Block 6 was picked on 18/02/17 at 11.6 Baumé. Straw coloured, this wine is a blend of Estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that underwent secondary fermentation in bottle using the traditional Champagne method. It was disgorged after 15 months on lees.
IN NOSE Toasty, biscuity, yeasty characters with elegant floral and citrus notes, in support.
IN MOUTH Lively acid, and is dry and complex with lemony and toasted characters and a long, lingering finish in the premium Champagne style.
DRINK WITH Roast chicken.