About The Wine
Previously an NV sparkling Blanc de Blancs, the Vivace is now released as a vintage wine, with the classic Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend.
This evolution of style has also seen the wine become a more mature, fuller bodied offering as opposed to the lighter, aperitif style of its previous incarnation. Complex, nutty, with leesy brioche characteristics, it is a quite dry and elegant wine.
Tasmania produces some of the most exceptional sparkling wines in the world, and rare vintage ones from small producers such as Clarence House, are shining examples of these unique Australian wines.
About Clarence House
Bought and planted by Dr David Kilpatrick in 1998, the Clarence House vineyard is made up of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Tempranillo, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
While he is very hands on, and involved in the day to day of the property, he entrusts the vineyard management, and winemaking to professionals.
Mark Hoey, a generational grape-grower looks after the vineyards, and uses his expertise in organic and biodynamic farming to nurture the vines without the use of chemical sprays or synthetic materials.
In the winery, regional superstars Anna Pooley & Justin Bubb, guide the fruit to bottle, providing their award winning expertise to their neighbour and friend David.