- Pinky/gold salmon coloured
- subtle strawberry aroma, intermingled with an underlying yeasty, toasty bouquet.
- A careful blending of the base wines has resulted in a full palate with an elegant finesse. The wine has a hint of sweetness which complements the subtle, lingering taste of strawberries.
Designed to be enjoyed fresh.
The long cool maritime influenced growing season of the Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay districts, where Lindauer fruit is sourced, is capable of maturing grapes well past the point at which they are suitable for sparkling wines. The timing of harvest is therefore very important and closely monitored. The early season harvest of sparkling grapes ensures that they experience a season which very closely mimics that of more classically defined cool climate regions. The advantage of this early harvest is surety of ripeness and balance, but with natural acidities – the envy of many wine growing regions of the world. The harvest is timed so the fruit flavours and aromas are still in the yellow citrus to green apple fruit spectrum for Chardonnay and fresh red strawberry spectrum for Pinot Noir.
The grapes are harvested at an optimum balance between fruit flavour, acidity and sweetness. The juice is separated quickly and gently from the skins and allowed to naturally oxidize to remove some Pinot Noir colour and phenolic bitterness. The juice is then inoculated with a range of yeast. The juice is fermented quickly under strictly controlled conditions and followed by total malolactic fermentation, all the time staying in contact with the yeast lees. This increases the texture of the wine. The wine is infused with natural strawberry essence.