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

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

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

Pirie NV Sparkling 360

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