2019 Blanc de Blancs


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Home Block




The hot dry summer summer made for some beautiful more ripe fruit complexity. 100% hand picked Chardonnay on 25 February 2019. Delightfully fresh, with gorgeous natural acidity. Method-Traditionnelle. Perfect with chilli crab or that special occasion.


Winter 2019 was cold, followed by excellent rainfall in the late Spring. Uninterrupted flowering meant that we were seeing generous yields with the hot dry conditions in January and February driving gorgeous fruit complexity. 100% handpicked Chardonnay on 25 February 2019 and chilled in the cool room overnight. De-stemmed and hydraulic basket pressed to 300 bar to ensure gentle extraction of juice. 80% free run juice. Chardonnay was inoculated with a 9 day fermentation period. Juice was placed in the cool room to control ferment temperatures.

Home Block

Steels Gate Vineyard, Chardonnay block. Situated at 230m above sea level, the Chardonnay was planted in the early 1980’s on an undulating, south-west facing slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated and hand nurtured. Surrounded by National Park.



Additional Notes

Tirage September 2019 1st Disgorge August 2022 Dosage 3g/l 7.1 std drinks Vegan Friendly



Titratable Acidity

Steels Gate Home Block Vineyard
Situated at 230m above sea level was planted in the late 1970’s on an undulating slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely non irrigated and hand nurtured, surrounded by National Park. The vines are cared for by hand and the grapes carefully hand picked at the perfect harvest time. This 6+ acres comprises of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
Steels Gate Melba Block Vineyard
Situated at 150m above sea level was planted in the early 1980s. Similar to the Homeblock, the Melba vines are all cared for by hand, 100% cane pruned to ensure best quality fruit is grown and hand harvested.
Nagambie Vineyard
Nagambie Vineyard is a partnership with a family estate located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Still cool climate, this region produces lovely medium bodies reds and some lovely Rieslings and other similar white varieties.
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