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Yarra Valley Blanc De Noir 2015

Yarra Valley Blanc De Noir 2015

Yarra Valley Blanc De Noir 2015

RRP (750 mL)
$40.00
750 mL
$27.50
6 x 750 mL
$165.00

Overview

Overview

Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.

First made in 2010, the St Huberts Sparkling Blanc de Noir is our first attempt at a “serious sparkling” for the last few decades. We venture off the valley floor for this wine, and carefully select parcels of Upper Yarra Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Being a Blanc de Noir, Pinot Noir is the dominant variety, and along with this comes the fruit power and mid palate. A smattering of Chardonnay heaps the wines spine and draws out the finish. Handpicked fruit was gently whole bunch pressed, and the base wine was fermented in its bottle in the “traditionnelle” method. The wine has over four years on lees prior to disgorging, then some time on cork before release.

Varietal Sparkling
Vintage 2015
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Cork
Alc/Vol 11%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Gold 2019 Yarra Valley Wine Show

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Cheese
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Yeast autolysis scents of biscuit and almond meal dominate the nose, along with honey and toast development notes.

Flavours and Palate

Mouth filling mousse on entry precedes a creamy and rich - yet tightly structured palate. Nougat, French pastry and toasty flavours abound. The wine is vibrant, and the finish is long. A bold vintage style sparkling with complexity and depth – it just needs an occasion…

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Cooler than Bordeaux yet warmer than Burgundy, picturesque Yarra Valley is one of Australia's foremost cool-climate wine regions. An easy one-hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is home to more than 80 cellar doors. In addition to the huge range of wineries, the area boasts superb contemporary restaurants, authentic rustic farms - and luxury overnight accommodation if the sightseeing gets too much! The fertile Yarra Valley soils produce famously elegant and textured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

2013 was almost a carbon copy of the 2012 vintage… both were terrific. Spring rain was above average, followed by a relatively warm and dry summer. Yields were moderate to low. Particularly pleasing was to see an odd number vintage coming through as such a good year for all varieties!

Greg Jarratt - Winemaker

Greg is a natural DIYer who relishes the challenge of making things. Whether it involves soldering jewellery, or making award-winning St Huberts Cabernet, Greg is very creative and hands on.
Following a Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine at Charles Sturt University and vintage work around Australia and in Bordeaux, Greg was appointed Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Hand at Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley in 1995. During his three-year tenure, Greg went back to Bordeaux in 1996 and then Languedoc-Roussillon working for La Perouse wines in 1997. In 1998, he moved to the Hunter Valley and made wines for Lindeman’s, Tulloch and Hungerford Hill. Nonetheless he had developed a taste for the Yarra Valley, so in 2001 Greg returned to Coldstream Hills and in 2006 was appointed Winemaker of St Huberts. Greg is a Len Evans Tutorial scholar, and has been an Associate Judge and Judge at wine shows including the Canberra National Wine Show and the Royal Sydney & Melbourne Wine Shows.