Apogee Tasmania Deluxe Vintage Sparklings
Winery : Apogee
Apogee is Tasmanian wine pioneer Andrew Pirie's culmination of all that he has learned in more than forty years in Tasmania. The focus is on sparkling from a single site in the ultra cool Lebrina locale of north east Tasmania. As these wines are produced from a single site and are hand-crafted they are entitled to use the term 'Deluxe Method' to describe the production.
Apogee Brut Vintage 2016 Sparkling: Cumquat, lemon curd, toasted nuts but also bright red fruits, and a very soft, creamy mouth-feel with ultra, ultra fine bubbles. It's essentially refreshing but rich. The composition is 39% pinot noir, 53% chardonnay and 8% pinot meunier
Apogee Rose Vintage 2016 Sparkling: A stunning Apogee vintage Rose release. Fine bead, lovely mouthfeel, glides across the palate, the acid beautifully tucked. Overall impression is of softness and sumptuousness. Composition is 76% pinot noir, 12% chardonnay, 12% pinot meunier. The pinot noir component is grown in the drier section of the vineyard which adds flavour richness despite the modest alcohol of 12.5%