2023 The Other Right Bright Young Thing White Methode Ancestrale

Alex Schulkin's take on a classic 'Blanc de Blancs'.  Fine yet fun fizz made from Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.  Delish!

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A long-time favourite Pet Nat (now with the more grown-up "Ancestrale" name) from Alex at The Other Right, but a wine not to be underestimated in these capable hands.

This is Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, and in Alex's words, it has "Acidity, flavour, bubbles, texture, and finesse" - it's all there.

Serious, maybe. Seriously delicious, definitely!

Our second year of working with the beautiful grapes from Lansdowne vineyard in Forreston, Adelaide Hills. Only spent 6 months on lees, but tastes like it’s been 18! Creamy spritz, white currant with a sparkle.

Organically farmed Chardonnay, Grown by Brendan Cameron in Forreston, Adelaide Hills. Disgorged.

92 points - "Ancestral now, not pet nat, explains Alex Schulkin, to try and explain that there is a disgorgement in the process of making the naturally sparkling bubbles, trying to make something a bit more refined than party plonk, Alex continues. All chardonnay, from Foreston, a cooler site.

Sweet stone fruit scents, some apricot kernel, whiffs of almond and cashew with some faint lavender elements. Pure feeling to taste, crisp and yet slightly creamy, quite vinous in a way, a leaner chardonnay expression with just ripe stone fruits, pink grapefruit juice, faint almond to taste and a bit of waxy, walnut nuttiness to finish, with more zingy citrus lingering. Elegant sparkling wine, delicious and moreish." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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