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Swift 2017 Blanc de Noirs

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A very individual wine for Swift Sparkling, given that all other Swift wines are chardonnay dominant. This wine has been inspired by some of Champagne’s notable grower producers, where we have attempted to produce an interesting, high quality wine first that just happens to be sparkling as well. Obvious red fruit flavours, freshness from the tank fermented components, savouriness from barrel fermentation, which also contributes to the wine’s depth and texture. It is a little left of field, intentionally so. Viva la difference. Sourced from a single vineyard with 2 different pinot noir blocks, all hand harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented & matured separately until blending. MLF is minimal to preserve acidity and freshness. 5% of the blend was barrel fermented in old French oak hogheads. Tirage bottled in early spring following vintage.

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Description

A very individual wine for Swift Sparkling, given that all other Swift wines are chardonnay dominant. This wine has been inspired by some of Champagne’s notable grower producers, where we have attempted to produce an interesting, high quality wine first that just happens to be sparkling as well. Obvious red fruit flavours, freshness from the tank fermented components, savouriness from barrel fermentation, which also contributes to the wine’s depth and texture. It is a little left of field, intentionally so. Viva la difference. Sourced from a single vineyard with 2 different pinot noir blocks, all hand harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented & matured separately until blending. MLF is minimal to preserve acidity and freshness. 5% of the blend was barrel fermented in old French oak hogheads. Tirage bottled in early spring following vintage.

Additional Information
Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Range/Brand

Swift

Wine Analysis

Alc – 12.0% pH - 3.05 TA – 7.6gL RS - 6.25gl

Wine Cellaring

With 3.5 years on secondary yeast lees in bottle the wine has developed some lovely yeast lees complexity. It will retain its freshness and vibrancy now that it has been disgorged and will begin a different path of evolution through bottle maturation and continue to drink well for 5 years.

Tasting Note