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Josef Chromy Wines

2011 Josef Chromy Sparkling

2011 Josef Chromy Sparkling

Pale straw with fine active beading
Fresh bread crust, lemon, green apples and yeast extract.
Crisp green apple and citrus flavours give freshness and vibrancy to the palate. Toasty and crushed nut complexity comes from five years ageing on yeast lees prior to disgorging. Fine structure, freshness, elegance and delicacy is underpinned by natural acidity which gives length and balance.
Hand picked grapes are whole bunch pressed and the free run juices are assembled prior to fermentation. Primary fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks with a neutral yeast strain and no malolactic fermentation to ensure the retention of acidity for long term ageing. The wine is stabilised prior to re-inoculation with the same yeast strain for bottle fermentation. The wine is aged in bottle with its yeast lees for 5 years prior to disgorging to aid texture development and complexity. A light dosage is employed to retain crispness and length.
We have cellared the wine for 6 years so that it can be enjoyed now, however further bottle age will reward those who enjoy the complex toasty characters developed by further ageing.

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Wine Specs
Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
11.06 g/L
No malolactic fermentation
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Wine Profile
"The depth and power of Relbia estate pinot noir is bolstered by the richness of five years of lees age to produce a particularly intense and characterful Chromy Vintage. White peach, fig and mirabelle plum fruit of succulent ripeness and commanding presence linger very long and full, toned by the vibrant yet ripe acid flow of the cool 2011 season. A creamy texture and grand layers of ginger nut biscuits, chocolate and coffee proclaim lees maturity. A sparkling of main course proportions, yet holding its composure and poise at every moment, this is a great release for Chromy and a credit to winemaker Jeremy Dineen. 94 points." - Tyson Stelzer, Australian Sparkling Wine Report 2017
GOLD - 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show SILVER - 2017 International Cool Climate Wine Show
Food Pairing Notes
Classic pairings such as oysters, fresh fruit, pastries and strong cheese.
Dosage 9g/L. Disgorged 5/10/2016.
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