2015 Vintage tested us and once again we prevailed. To begin, a warmer than average spring produced early bud burst. Thankfully flowering conditions were perfect. Then the fun began, January saw a dramatic drop in temperature only to rise again in February then rain in March. Our fruit hung on to receive three weeks of lovely cool but sunny weather in April. Another classic vintage for Delamere.
Gentle whole bunch pressing of the fruit and blended whilst still juice, the 2015 Cuvée is an elegant wine representing some excellent characteristics of the vintage. This year allowed us to use a large proportion of solids during fermentation to give extra depth and complexity. Our sparkling wines are produced traditionally with the 2015 spending three years on lees before release.
(60% Pinot Noir 40% Chardonnay) Racy and complex; this wine opens with crisp citrus notes and develops through the palate with stone fruits and a fine line of minerality. A complex and lingering finish with delicate rose florals on the nose.
In its youth, this wine is served best with a selection of fresh Tasmanian Seafood. With age the Cuvée is best accompanied with Peking Duck, spatchcock or poached quail eggs.