2011 Henskens-Rankin Brut Vintage

Striking pale colour.  Notably elegant, harmonious & fresh with white florals, citrus zest & long, dry savoury mineral finish.

70% Chardonnay (NE Tasmania, Piper’s River, Tasman Peninsula, Coal River Valley) 30% Pinot Noir (Tasman Peninsula).

Disgorged 11 August 2017, 4.5 g/L dosage – 11.9% alcohol v/v, TA 8.52 g/L, pH 3.16

Vintage notes:  A cold, bony year bringing the challenge of low temperatures throughout the season, plus wind & rain at flowering & harvest. The cold fortunately kept disease in the vineyard at bay.  Chardonnay’s & Chardonnay dominant wines from 2011 rewarded patience, transforming from steely- thin to elegant.