2016 Coates Blanc de Blancs

Highly Rated
Zero dosage Adelaide Hills vintage sparkling. Dry, intense and lingering, this is a memorable Blanc de Blancs. 96 points, Halliday Wine Companion and "Best Of Sparkling" list.

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Adelaide Hills sparkling white doesn't get much better than Duane Coates' wonderful Champagnistic Blanc de Blancs.

The base wine is all crunchy Hills Chardonnay, wild fermented, and aged on full lees for 18 months. I imagine that would be pretty good drinking itself.

But there followed the secondary fermentation and three more years on lees in bottle, before disgorgement at the end of 2020.

Zero dosage but layers of yellow fruit, pastry, citrus and a zingy but creamy mouthfeel. As a bonus there's only a small pinch of sulphur. Highly, highly, recommended.

Crafted as a study in elegance and refinement, the Coates Blanc de Blancs 2016 starts with hand-picked Adelaide Hills Chardonnay that is natural yeast fermented in seasoned French oak barrels and held on full yeast and malo lees for 18 months. Method Traditionelle fermentation follows with three years lees ageing in bottle. Disgorged in late November 2020 with zero dosage, no filtration and no additives apart from minimal SO2.

96 Points - "Wild-yeast fermentation in older French oak. Minimal SO2. A further 17 months in oak on full yeast and malolactic lees, followed by 38 months in bottle. Zero dosage. No additions of any kind: acid, enzymatic or otherwise. A pleasure bomb that shifts the paradigm, for the better. Made akin to a great grower champagne. The soft, natural acidity, mitigated with the crescendo of oak and lees. Palate-staining, every crevice of the mouth filled with leesy nourishment. The underlying current is forceful, creamy and endless. A tour de force of Australian fizz." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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