Wine Of The Week
Pirie Non-Vintage Sparkling, Tasmania $32
A 55/45 chardonnay pinot noir blend based on the 2011 vintage, this is the sparkling trophy winner from the 2016 Tasmanian Wine Show. It has remarkable character and complexity for a bubbly of its price. For a wine that’s spent three years on lees, it’s a gift. (12 per cent alcohol; cork.)
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Best drunk within a year or two.
Food: Assorted nuts.
Stockists: South Press, South Yarra (Vic.); Summer Hill Wine Shop (NSW)
Ranked #2 of 16 NV Chardonnay Blend tasted from Tasmania
Winery Rating: 94.6 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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