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NV Dominique Portet Brut Rose

Yarra Valley, VIC

Delightful Sparkling Rosé made by a French winemaking royalty right here in Aus!

$33.00

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About The Wine

This is Dominique’s NV Sparkling Rose. A joyous wine made in a style reminiscent of the wines of his beloved homeland.

A three way blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, this wine was once named Best Australian Sparkling Rosé at the inaugural Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships in London and has received many great reviews from the likes of James Halliday and Wine Front’s Campbell Mattinson.

This a serious European style bubbly with a lofty pedigree and a more than humble price tag. Undoubtedly one of the best buys for this style in the country.

About Dominique Portet

Dominique Portet, quite simply, is international winemaking royalty. From a winemaking family that stretches back 10 generations in Bordeaux, his father Andre Portet was régisseur (vineyard and winery manager) of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac.

He is one of the original “Flying Winemakers”, having scoured the world in search of new and interesting exploits in wine which eventually lead him to the Yarra Valley.

Here Portet found “... wines with a fragrance and structure reminiscent of the wines of Bordeaux. The Yarra has a charm and a beauty that engulfs you, and its wines are worldly” and chose this as his home away from home.

Ben and Dom Portet
Ben and Dom Portet
Yarra Valley, VIC
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From The Producer

The grapes for this traditional-method sparkling came from two elevated vineyards (325m) in the Upper Yarra. Both sites have benefited from very good growing conditions over recent vintages, with abundant warm days, cool nights and very little rain. This has allowed the fruit to ripen gradually with excellent flavour development and balanced sugars and acids.

The grapes were handpicked, gently pressed and fermented before going through secondary fermentation in bottle. The wine was then aged for two years in our cool, temperature-controlled cellars, then disgorged and given a light dosage prior to release.

Blend : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

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This looks so inviting in the glass. Bright salmon-pink/rose colouring with a fine bead. Looks like the real deal. There is a whole lot going on on the nose. There are fresh, wild raspberries and strawberries backed by hints of herbs and rose petals. Subtly complex without being pretentious. It’s spicy yet elegant on the palate and slightly creamy, and the low dosage (additional sugar) leaves you with a fresh mouth afterward. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Lip-smackingly good!

A traditional method blend, this is a delicious Aussie take on the French style. Perfectly pale pink in colour that smells as though you are walking through a strawberry farm. It tastes of red berries dancing like poised ballerinas. Elegant and refined, with a balanced dry finish. Lip-smackingly good.

A superb drop that I'd put up there in the top 10 pink traditional method sparkling wines in Australia - right up there with Deviation Road's Altair Brut Rose. So good!!

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An excellent sparkling

Dominique Portet Brut Rose is a delightful sparkling rose very much in keeping with the French style. I discovered it whilst on holidays in Kingscliff at a little a Greek Taverna. It is pale in colour, light & dry and great to drink on its own, with an aperitif or a meal. The price is very reasonable for such an excellent wine, so you can drink it at home on your own or take it to a gathering where it always becomes a talking point. I introduced the wine to two friends a few weeks ago, and they have since ordered some for themselves.

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Thanks so much Caren! Totally agree, lovely wine and authentic style. Top value too. Thanks for spreading the word! Cheers :)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. 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 Tuesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday. 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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Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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