Huntington Estate Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Vintage: Non-Vintage – the traditional approach to adding wine each year to the “pot” to produce a consistent, high quality blend.
Vineyard / Winemaking: 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Huntington Estate vineyards. Picked fairly green at around 11 Baumé. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is picked fairly green in late January to mid-February at least 12 months with the wine on lees, being riddled (gently turned periodically) and then disgorged.
Description: Dry, smooth and fruity. Pretty, delicate salmon pink colour, with super-fine bubbles.
Aroma: Inviting toasty, biscuity, nutty.
Palate: Dry but creamy and soft with nice acid
Cellar: Drink now or in the next few years.
Drink with: The perfect aperitif or match with oysters.
"Dry, smooth and fruity, a delicate salmon-pink colour with super-fine bubbles and a toasty, biscuity, nutty aroma, the Huntington Estate sparkling chardonnay pinot noir is dry but creamy and soft, with nice acid...The wine can be drunk now or in the next few years. It is the perfect aperitif and matches well with oysters." My Business Magazine, Oct 2016
"A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (60/40 respectively). A glorious deep golden hue, light bead. Strawberry, stonefruit and baked goods on offer - like something from one of those utterly delicious, visual feasts of a patisserie you see in any French town of substance..." The Vinsomniac, Stuart Robinson, Aug 2016.
"...Smooth and rich with creamy, toasty notes, it’s a lovely example from a winemaker dedicated to his craft...more " Food / Wine / Travel, Christine Salins, Dec 2015
"The enticing blush & fine beads lead to a bouquet of fragrant white peaches with some autolytic characters. This is also reflected on the palate which presents a rich, mouth-filling profile. The underlying crisp tartness carries the fruit weight admirably, making this delightful wine an ideal aperitif..or as an indulgent drink, as was the case with my examplar." The Grape Hunter, Gilbert Labour, Dec 2015.
"...This sparkling has characters of stone fruit and toasty notes with a nice creamy mouth feel. It would be paired well with a nice cheese and meat platter or with fresh oysters. Great value at only $29 a bottle! This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for the short term to be enjoyed over the next few years...more" Once upon a Wine, Joe Menzes, Dec 2015
A firm favourite with Nicky Stevens, Tim the winemaker’s wife, and with the crowd at the Huntington Estate Music Festival!