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NV Stefano Lubiana Brut Reserve

Derwent Valley, TAS

One of Tasmania's best value premium sparkling wines.

$38.00$35.00

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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If Australian NV sparkling is on your radar – and why wouldn’t it be – then look no further... Grown right, made right, tastes right, priced right.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

 This is one of the best value premium sparklings in the country.

It's a non-vintage blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown mostly on the Stefano Lubiana biodynamic vineyard in Tasmania.

There's a mixture of oak and stainless used during fermentation and a portion of the base wine is allowed to go through malo, adding subtle layers of detail to the finished wine.

It combines class and complexity with effortless drinkability - a clear example of winemaker Steve's craftsmanship in sparkling production.

 

About Stefano Lubiana

Steve and Monique Lubiana were pioneers of biodynamic farming in Tasmania. 

Their gorgeous estate was the first to adopt the principals of biodynamics in 2008. Since then the quality of the Stefano Lubiana premium range has soared. The wines are immaculate: Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sparklings all packed with flavour intensity and perfectly balanced.

As Mike Bennie observed, "Geez, there’s been some wind in the sail on their estate in southern Tasmania. This is top notch stuff right here."

Steve, a fifth-generation winemaker, is now one of Tasmania's leading producers, no doubt about it.

Steve and Monique in their beautiful vineyard
Steve and Monique in their beautiful vineyard
Derwent Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our NV Brut Reserve is a multi-vintage blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that incorporates aged reserves of wine specially prepared for the production of this, our house style of sparkling. The natural viticulture and low yields along with our reserve wine creates a sparkling wine that tastes so different – fruit-pure, intense, rich, creamy and complex.
Best enjoyed for any occasion, it is a great all-rounder sparkling wine.

Blend : Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A beautifully expressive chardonnay pinot noir blend that upholds the tension of the 2011 base vintage and deepens it with the red apple fruit and toasty, spicy complexity of '09 and '10 reserves, half of which have been aged in large Austrian oak barrels. The current blend is a 2013 disgorged cuvee released in 2014, making for a particularly toasty and honeyed style, finished off neatly with less than 8g/l dosage." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"If Australian NV sparkling is on your radar – and why wouldn’t it be – then look no further. It’s a crisp, racy, fresh-faced style in general and yet it has complexity and breadth. Love the freshness, love the flavour. Red and green apples, citrus, bread and roses. Satisfying and refreshing. Grown right, made right, tastes right, priced right." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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New Fav!!

Glorious, toasty sparkling from Tassie. Rivals the french stuff 3 times the price. My new go-to for special occasions or an evening on the couch. Bloody gorgeous.

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One of the best

Tassie sure know how to make good bubbles and this one is right up there, especially at that price.

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Amazing sparkling !!!!

I loved the richness of this Australian Sparkling, rivals any good French champagne.

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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!

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Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order needs to be placed before 12pm midday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

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.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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