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2019 Bellebonne Vintage Rose

Piper's River, Tasmania

Opulence and restraint come together in this stunning sparkling rose from Tasmania, made from top-grade Pinot Noir.

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It's eminently refined... Another absolute triumph.

Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

If you're looking for a sparkling wine which will impress everyone, Bellebonne is wine for you. It's a small boutique operation, so points for those who aim for obscurity, but it is also delivers on quality. And then some. We are absolutely smitten with it.

Made entirely from Pinot Noir and in a rose style, it is surprisingly bold and complex for its relative youth. Pale pink colour, with some rose petals, cranberry and toasty croissant coming through on the nose. The palate is deep and long, defined by a gentle mousse, and with some typical Pinot flavours coming through - berries and spices, fresh herbs and a generous pastry element. Beautiful wine.

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
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From the Producer

"Made from 100% Tasmanian Pinot Noir, this is delicate pink with salmon blush and super fine bubbles. The aromas are a meld of strawberry, marzipan, Turkish delight and buttery pastry. While the flavours are subtle, there is a delicious roundness in the mouth set against a fine tannin finish with the barest touch of bitter orange pith."

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Harvest in Tasmania
Harvest in Tasmania
Natalie & Tyson Stelzer discussing a Chardonnay bunch.
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96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"100% pinot noir from a single vineyard in Pipers River. Fully fermented in 8-20yo barrels, full mlf; aged 2 years on lees; 7.5g/L dosage; 1782 bottles. There's a dashing elegance and coiled restraint that set 2019 in a more contemplative and seductive mood than its predecessors. It's eminently refined, toning the usual fragrant lift of Piper's pinot back to its core of strawberry hull and red apple, opening and elevating to gorgeous red cherries in time. Barrel fermentation supports like only Nat Fryar can orchestrate, building creaminess and drawing out the finish without for a moment disrupting its elegant flow of purity. Another absolute triumph." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Surprising complexity

Bought this based on reviews but was uncertain as to the interest and complexity given the relatively recent vintage compared to many competitors at the price point. I was very pleasantly surprised to find this excellent with primary fruit characters of strawberry and cherry supported by integrated supple oak. Lovely bright acidity and a long cool finish

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