Willow Creek Vineyard 2012 Brut
$40 per bottle
Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Score: 92
“This lively aperitif style has a light, bright yellow hue and a typical blanc de blanc bouquet of straw and egg custard. It’s crisp and refined in the mouth with focus, intensity and persistence, finishing with lip-smacking dryness and energising acidity.”
The hand harvested Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed with minimal rotations to maintain the delicacy of the structure, the juice was clarified then fermented to dryness in stainless steel tank. The base wine was tiraged in August 2012, and the wine remained on lees in bottle until November 2015. It was disgorged and a small dosage added for balance.
Grape: 100% chardonnay
Serve: Chilled, as an aperitif. Lovely with oysters.
Special: 10% discount when you order a dozen bottles