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2017 Daosa Blanc de Blancs

Adelaide Hills, SA

Exceptional Blanc de Blancs from sparkling royalty Lucy Croser and Xavier Bizot.

HIGH SCORE

$90.00

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A mouthwatering and superbly appetising wine. Impressive.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review

About The Wine

Vintage Blanc de Blanc was the first wine to be made under the DAOSA label, it is the keystone of the project and the wine on which Lucy and Xavier hang their hat.

The chardonnay fruit is all from their Piccadilly Valley vineyard and the winemaking follows a lengthy and detailed path that results in over 4 years on lees, a serious commitment to quality by anyone's standards.

The wine has a rich core of classic Chardonnay fruit with stone fruit and citrussy lift. There is great complexity and some deliciously toasty notes of brioche and grilled nuts.

Sometimes expectation can be the undoing of a wine. Not here, this repeatedly exceeds our unreasonably high expectations. It is superb.

About Daosa

Is there no end to the talents of Lucy Croser and Xavier Bizot?

DAOSA is the Sparkling wine arm of the indefatigable couples' Terre a Terre label.

It all began in the mid-nineties when Petaluma planted a Piccadilly Valley vineyard to Chardonnay intended for sparkling wine production under the DAOSA label. The first wine they released was the 2009 Blanc de Blancs and they have been releasing stunner after stunner since, including, since 2016, a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend.

Not surprisingly, given their background, the pair have set a new bar for Australian sparkling.

Fun fact. DAOSA translates to 'Pour over' in Chinese. Definitely wines to pour over, and over, again.

The Stunning Bizot vineyard
The Stunning Bizot vineyard
Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From The Producer

This is the seventh vintage of our single vineyard Blanc de Blancs from our Chardonnay vineyard in Summertown on the higher slopes of the Piccadilly Valley. This wine is made following the principles of our Method Classic TM. It is a pure expression of sparkling Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay with ripe stone fruit characters, fine bead, texture and long finish. DAOSA Blanc de Blancs is recognised as one of the top Australian sparkling wines.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.20%
Closure : Diam
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

The inseparable trio of Lucy, Xavier and Figeac the dog
The inseparable trio of Lucy, Xavier and Figeac the dog
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Real Review

"Light colour with a steely, straw, restrained aroma, traces of of lemon, quite perfumed fruit, the palate very intense and focused, fine and taut as a bow. Evidently low dosage, giving a dry balance. A mouthwatering and superbly appetising wine. Impressive.” - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Creamy, soft, saline and bruised apple/brown lime fruit characters with honeycomb and patisserie notes chiming in. Quiet in the palate, a little muted but with very good chalky acidity lending freshness to the mix. Bubbles are frothy and persistent. The texture is a highlight. Like this." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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