Helene 2006 Grande Cuvee Tasmania Sparkling
Winery : Grant Burge
Grant Burge's Tasmania sparkling, 'Helene' has been awarded its fourth TROPHY at the Australian Sparkling Wine Show in Marysville VIC, Oct 2014 - judges include Fran Austin, Ed Carr and Tim James. The list of trophies in full:
TROPHY: Best Sparkling Wine, Australian Sparkling Wine Show 2014
TROPHY: Best Sparkling Wine, Sydney International Wine Show 2014
TROPHY: Best Sparkling Wine, Royal Hobart Show 2013
TROPHY: Best Tasmanian Sparkling Wine, Royal Hobart Show 2013
Sourced from the Pipers River region northeast of Launceston, the 54% Pinot Noir and 46% Chardonnay blend was aged on lees for eight years in the bottle before disgorgement. In the best Tasmanian style, Helene (named for Grant Burge's wife's old family home in Hobart) is delicate but full-flavoured with the enriching leesy complexity that you would expect after maturation in bottle of nearly 8 years.
Shipping note: Helene Sparkling comes in a very glamorous presentation box. Because of the size, 1 bottle of Helene counts as two for shipping purposes, ie only six to a regular (dozen) carton.