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2017 Sinapius Blanc de Noirs

Pipers Brook, TAS

Vintage sparkling made from Pinto Noir & Meunier grown in the coolest pocket of the Sinapius Pipers River vineyard.

$65.00

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About

About The Wine

In the coolest section of the Sinapius vineyard sits an east-facing block that ripens a little slower than the rest.

This block is perfect for making a dry, fine, piercing style of sparkling, particularly in cooler vintages like 2017.

To keep the focus on this exceptional fruit, dosage is kept to a minimum (just 2g/L). It's a focused, elegant sparkling that speaks of a particular place in a particular year.

About Sinapius

Sinapius is a premium boutique Tasmanian winery started by two young, passionate winemakers.

The couple, Vaughn Dell & Linda Morice, purchased the site when they were only 24-years-old and chose to plant their vines in the Burgundian fashion opting for high-density planting and low yielding crops. Their small labour of love has budded into one of Tasmania's most exciting viticultural projects.

Their wines are of extremely high quality, made in small amounts and showcase their unique patch of dirt with transparency, purity and power.

Linda & Vaughn in the vineyard
Linda & Vaughn in the vineyard
Photo Credit: Chris Crerar Photography
Additional Info

From The Producer

White (wine) from black (grapes). This wine was made from 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier sourced from our coolest east facing block, originally planted in 1998. The 2017 vintage was a memorable vintage which resulted in low yielding Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier of great intensity. This makes for a generous style of sparkling wine, after 2.5 years on lees, yet still with great finesse and elegance that is synonymous with the long gentle ripening period of the Pipers River region.

Blend : Pinot Noir (85%), Pinot Meunier (15%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Vaughn Dell
Winemaker Vaughn Dell
Pipers Brook, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A light straw hue, this barrel fermented sparkling wine has aromas of strawberry danish on the nose, set against a rich yellow Mirabelle plum, and fine mixed spice background. Mineral infused red fruits and finely structured tannins, this wine has a beautifully fine mousse, with lovely chalky minerality and refreshing acidity on the finish. Perfect drinking now however will only improve with further time under cork. Disgorged 4 September 2020. 2g/L dosage." - Sinapius

93Points
The Wine Front

"Fresh plum, nuts and brioche, beeswax, and a little baking spice. Flavoursome style, plenty of stone fruits and nuts, lightly chalky texture with fine pin-prick bubbles, ripe acidity, mealy and savoury too, dry, saline and pretty long on the finish. When I taste it, I see the colour yellow, as something of a useless comment. It has the weight to stand up to a main meal, like roast chicken, perhaps. It’s a really good sparkling, and has a distinct and pleasing character." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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