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2016 Willow Creek Vineyard Brut



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A refreshing and complex blend from our pristine pinot noir and chardonnay. Red fruit aromas of strawberry and redcurrant complement the underlying leatherwood honey and brioche toast notes. The palate displays a delicate structure and is refreshed by the mouth-filling and creamy mousse, balanced by fresh citrus notes with a finish both fine and long. The perfect aperitif!

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Additional Information
Drink with: Oysters & mignonette dressing
Ageing: 3 years on lees
Disgorging Date: January 2020
Cellaring: drink within two years of release.
Cases: 300 dozen
Colour: Slightest onion skin hue, and a steady, very fine bead
Bouquet: Redcurrants, strawberry and hints of leatherwood honey and toast in a complex bouquet
Palate: Mouth-filling creamy mousse, quite rich red fruits upfront, balanced with refreshing citrus notes, fine and long to finish
Harvested: 15th February 2016
Alc/Vol: 12.5
Status : In stock
  • Hand harvested
  • Whole bunch pressed to minimise phenolic extraction
  • Fermented in old French barriques
  • Blended and tiraged August 2016
  • 3 years on lees prior to disgorging

Huon Hooke, 2013 Brut, 92 pts
“Light to medium, bright yellow colour, with a powerful bouquet of smoky, toasty, straw-like nuances. The palate is superbly soft and fluffy-textured, clean and dry but without any astringency. The liqueur is there but carefully tucked away. It seems quite youthful and fresh but has terrific balance and seamless line. (4 years on lees).”
-1 June 2018Halliday, 2013 Brut 94 pts
“100% pinot noir D5V12, 4 years on lees, 3g/l dosage. The low dosage was doubtless inspired by the time on lees, and is right on the money. An oddity is the relative absence of mousse in the glass even when swirled, yet it is very active in the mouth. The flavours are a mix of small berries and dominant citrus, the length and balance very good.”
-1 June 2018

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