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A large island of the coast of Victoria, Tasmania is one of the world’s most remote - and distinctly beautiful - wine regions. Grape vines were brought to the island as early the late 18th century, and many of the first vines planted in Victoria and South Australia came from Tasmanian cuttings. Remarkably similar to Champagne, northern Tasmanian wine regions like Pipers River and Tamar Valley attracted the attention of wine growers looking to plant cool climate varieties like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Noir and Chardonnay suitable for sparkling production.
Aromas of honeysuckle, citrus zest and fresh strawberries from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit. Extended time on lees during secondary fermentation contributes to more complex aromas of nougat and roasted nuts. The palate is balanced with delicate fruit flavor, fine creamy texture and refreshing natural acidity.