'Anniversary' Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine 2022

Woody Nook Wines “Anniversary” Blanc de Blancs 2021 Sparkling is made in the traditional method from 100% hand-picked, Estate grown Chardonnay. Twelve months on yeast lees prior to release has produced an exceptionally fresh sparkling wine displaying Granny Smith apple and nashi pear, finishing long with a crisp and clean, lemon zest palate. Very fine bead and persistent mousse add to a delicious sparkling wine with remarkable finesse.

Winemaker's Notes 

4.03 tonne of Joliffe Block, Gingin clone Chardonnay was hand-picked on the 9th February 2021 at 10.9° baumé. The fruit was picked early at low pH (3.09) and high TA (titratable acidity 8.6 gms/lt), numbers that are key to producing quality sparkling wine. The base wine was cool fermented (16°C) with DV10 yeast over three weeks before full malo (the use of LAB to soften the tart malic acid to lactic acid), fining and stabilization. The next stage is called tirage, where sugar and yeast are added to the base wine before bottling in heavy duty sparkling bottles and sealed with a crown seal where it undergoes a secondary ferment stored in crates in a warm room at 18 - 20°C for approximately four – eight weeks. The yeast converts the sugar to alcohol (can increase the overall alcohol by approximately 0.5 -1%) and carbon dioxide – the bubbles! The now sparkling wine stays in contact with the spent yeast cells (lees), a process called yeast autolysis that provides the fresh baked bread characters, the longer the time on lees, the more depth and complexity you will get or disgorge after twelve months for a refreshing, crisp style. The sparkling was riddled to settle out the lees, neck frozen then disgorged to remove the lees plug. The sparkling was then dosaged with expedition liqueur (sugar solution) to balance the wine (approximately 8 gms/lt), topped then sealed with a cork and wire (muselet) before finally being labelled.

235 cases were produced.

Collections: All Wines, White Wines

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