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2015 Bellebonne Blanc de Blancs

Piper's River, Tasmania

Toasty and rich sparkling blanc de blancs from one of Tasmania's rising producers.

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$110.00

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Texturally it is a marvel, at once creamy and silky, yet simultaneously taut, determined and enduring.

96 Points - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion

About The Wine

Blanc de Blancs, literally "white from whites," is a style of sparkling made entirely from - you guessed it! - white varieties, typically Chardonnay. This was has spent a total of six years on lees and in bottle before release, ensuring that it is ready to be drunk.

Fruit was sourced from a single vineyard in Piper's River and captures all that is good about Tassie sparkling wine. Fresh baked bread and stone fruits come through on the nose, with some custard and baking spices. The palate is filled out by grapefruit, tart cranberry and a gorgeous texture and acid balance. Amazing wine, through and through. Sadly, there were 900 bottles produced - be quick!

About Bellebonne

Beautiful and good (Belle et Bonne in French), just like Tasmania, is the passion project of Natalie Fryar, who established herself as one of Australias leading makers of sparkling wines over her 14 years at Jansz.

Produced in miniscule quantities with fruit from the Pipers River region, Bellebonne cuvées are made from tiny pockets of independent growers’ vines.

This region is ideal for sparkling, in Natalie’s own words; “Our latitude is critical. We are right in the sweet spot geographically for the perfect combination of terroir... The island’s maritime climate provides a frost free environment, there's the long, cool, even growing seasons and the cold nights, and importantly, a high incidence of cloud cover providing a low UV or ultraviolet radiation. This all ensures the grape skins remain thin and translucent, with high acid ratio…so important for quality sparkling wines.”.

Her first release from the 2015 vintage garnered instant accolades, and Natalie was dubbed the ‘Rose Queen’ by Australia’s pre-eminent sparkling wine critic, Tyson Stelzer.

 

Natalie Fryar
Natalie Fryar
Pipers River, Tasmania
Additional Info

From The Producer

"Celebrating purity and longevity. 100% Chardonnay from the inaugural Bellebonne vintage, 2015. Abounding with generous pineapple, golden delicious apple, fresh fig and preserved lemon. Six years has blessed it with bountiful brushstrokes of brioche, vanilla custard and even a hint of nutmeg. Texturally it is a marvel, at once creamy and silky, yet simultaneously taut, determined and enduring. Enticing now, it has places to go over the coming decade, too."

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Harvest in Tasmania
Harvest in Tasmania
Natalie & Tyson Stelzer discussing a Chardonnay bunch.
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Inaugural release; 1029 bottles. If there were ever an inaugural sparkling worthy of being lobbed into the market at a 3-digit price tag, this is it. It's taken more than 6 years for Natalie Fryar's 1st flagship to see the light of day, such is the long game of sparkling wine. A radiant, medium straw-yellow hue, it abounds in generous pineapple, Golden Delicious apple, fresh fig and preserved lemon. Six years has blessed it with bountiful brushstrokes of brioche, vanilla custard and even a hint of nutmeg. Texturally it is a marvel, at once creamy and silky, yet simultaneously taut, determined and enduring. Acidity, phenolics and lees texture entwine in a complete and singular trajectory that carry a mesmerising finish. Enticing now, it has places to go over the coming decade, too. Her inaugural Blanc de Blancs singly transcends Natalie Fryar's moniker of Australia's sparkling rosé queen, unequivocally and emphatically confirming her place as Australia's sparkling queen." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion

97Points
The Real Review

"Medium yellow colour suggesting some age, which the bouquet confirms with roast hazelnut, nougat, milk powder complexity, mellow and rich yet also super fine, while the palate is full and creamy, the finish dry but balanced. A wonderful wine, showing great style, mellowness and harmony." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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