Grape: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
Region: Northern Tasmania
Ninth Island produces a range of fresh, early drinking wines that capture the distinctive cool-climate flavours of the Pipers Brook sub-region in Northern Tasmania. The climate is perfectly suited to the production of premium sparkling wine.
Delicate pale gold in colour with a subtle bouquet of shortbread and nutty overtones from yeast influence combine with floral and raspberry highlights from the Pinot Noir/Meunier grapes. Along with the delicate citrus and pear influence of the Chardonnay grapes, the overall impression is of Christmas cake and spice with creme brulee aromas. A generous and multilayered palate exhibiting expressive Pinot Noir spices and red berry fruits, complemented by Pinot Meunier fruit weight. This is balanced by the Chardonnay flavours of citrus, mineral and honey, finishing with crisp and lingering acidity.
With: Barilla Bay oysters w shallot vinaigrette