Bubbly with altitude

De-Salis-Loft-Cuvee-2011De Salis Lofty Cuvée Pinot Noir Chardonnay Pinot Meunier 2011, Orange, AUD $65

This is a character-filled bubbly from a high-altitude vineyard. Orange-copper colour; meaty charcuterie, fresh baked bread and toasted hazelnuts predominate. A beautifully shaped wine with seamless texture, soft and very drinkable despite its zero-dosage dryness. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 11.8%

Ageing: Best within four years

Food: Oysters with blood orange granita

Stockists: De Salis Wines; Vintage Blue, Sydney CBD; Porters @ Pyrmont (NSW)

Ranked #1 of 16 2011 Pinot Noir Blend tasted from Australia

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