2018 Apogee Deluxe Sparkling Rose

Highly Rated
Apogee |Pipers River |Pinot Noir Blends
One of Australia's very best Sparkling Roses, aromatic, complex and very long. Tasmania at its finest.

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A Sparkling Rose from northern Tasmania that gives some overpriced Rose Champagnes a real run for its money - the Apogee Deluxe is just a beautiful wine.

Mostly Pinot Noir, with some Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, it is a Saignee method Rose, where the colour in the red skins of the Pinots is 'bled' off before pressing. The intense salmon pink colour is stunning before you even taste the wine.

No shrinking violet, this is a textured, complex wine that saw some partial oak treatment before the second fermentation in bottle. Floral, red roses, strawberry gum leaf - the aromas are delicate and ethereal but the palate has real depth and structure.

One of Australia's best bubbles, Rose or not...

The pinnacle of the sparkling wine craft is the pinot noir-based pink sparkling wine made by the rosé de saigné method which involves extracting colour by bleeding (saigner (Fr)) colour from skins before pressing the grapes. The skin extraction not only provides the pink colour but also body from the natural tannins which accompany the colour. The suitability of pinot noir grapes from the Pipers River/Lebrina region is renowned because of their contribution of perfume and elegant structure to the rosé style. Deluxe Method is our version of the traditional method of sparkling manufacture and refers to our dedication to the highest quality in all stages of grape-growing and winemaking.

Pinot Noir gives a full, round, and rich mid palate on the front of the palate but with a dry, racy, lemony acidity from the Chardonnay on the finish enhanced by the crackling small bead. Finishes full but dry. Dosage 8.5 g/l.

96 Points - "Dr Andrew Pirie AM has devoted his life to the cause of viticulture and winemaking in Tasmania, his most recent move the establishment of Apogee in '07. Full salmon-pink, it fully reflects the 81% contribution of pinot noir and pinot meunier, with its strong biscuity bouquet and raspberry characters underwriting its impact and length." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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