2015 Lofty Cuvée; 1std disgorgement: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 35% & 15% Pinot Meunier. The Pinot and Chardonnay parcels for the 2014 were picked several days after the fruit for the ‘Blanc’ bubbles. Lofty Cuvée base was treated in the De Salis house style, whole bunch pressed, settled for 36hrs, racked straight to old French barriques and fermented on pulp with no enzyme, using natural microflora for alcohol and malo ferments.
The 1st disgorgement of the 2015 Lofty Cuvée spent 52 months on yeast lees. It is gold in colour with a fine bead, citrus blossom, candied strawberries and toasted brioche on the nose, a rich mid-palate with raspberry, white strawberry and nougat. Finishing with a tight lingering finish. Cellaring – eight years post disgorgement. $65.00