NV Dominique Portet Brut Rose

NV Dominique Portet Brut Rose

Region:Yarra Valley , VIC

Style:Sparkling - Rose

Producer:Dominique Portet

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The Best Australian Sparkling Rose made by a French winemaking Royalty right here in Aus!

RRP $28.00


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Dominique Portet, quite simply, is international winemaking royalty. From a winemaking family that stretches back 10 generations in Bordeaux, his father Andre Portet was régisseur (vineyard and winery manager) of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac (perhaps the most famous of the First Growths). And so it may be more wine than blood that courses through his veins. He is one of the original “Flying Winemaker’s”, having scoured the world in search of new and interesting exploits in wine which eventually lead him to the Yarra Valley. Here Portet found “... wines with a fragrance and structure reminiscent of the wines of Bordeaux. The Yarra has a charm and a beauty that engulfs you, and its wines are worldly.” and chose this as his home away from home. This is Dominique’s NV Sparkling Rose. A joyous wine made in a style reminiscent of the wines of his beloved homeland. A three way blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, this wine was named Best Australian Sparkling Rosé at the inaugural Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships in London and has received huge reviews from Halliday (94 pts) and Wine Front’s Campbell Mattinson (91 pts). This a serious European style bubbly with a lofty pedigree and a more than humble price tag. Undoubtedly one of the benchmarks for this style in the country. I hope you enjoy. I know I did!

What it Tastes Like

This looks so inviting in the glass. Bright salmon-pink/rose colouring with a fine bead. Looks like the real deal. There is a whole lot going on on the nose. There are fresh, wild raspberries and strawberries backed by hints of herbs and rose petals. Subtly complex without being pretentious. It’s spicy yet elegant on the palate and slightly creamy, and the low dosage (additional sugar) leaves you with a fresh mouth afterward.


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Ben & Dominique Portet