Margaret River Organic Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2020 – Traditional Method
$21.00eachCustom Label Designer
About The Wine
This Margaret River Organic (Traditional Method) Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2019 was made from a single block of Chenin Blanc which was wild fermented and then went through cultured secondary ferment. It spent 12 months on yeast lees before being riddled and disgorged. It s a superb traditional method dry zesty bubbles with beautiful characteristic of nutty shortbread and a very fine bead.
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve
It is great to finally have some 100% Certified Organic Wines from Margaret River in our range! This 2019 Organic and Traditional Method Sparkling Chenin Blanc is out of this world. Beautiful fine bead and magnificent nutty biscuit characters with a clean and zesty dry finish. A spectacular traditional method bubbles produced on the wineries certified organic and biodynamic vineyard in Metricup. The wine maker and winery were one of the first Certified Organic producers in Margaret River and have a cult following.
This wine was made specifically for WA Cellars, and we could not be happier with the result. A bargain at $21.00 per bottle
My Score – 94/100 – WACC Gold Medal.
About The Producer
The producer of this wine is an absolute genius when it comes to making organic wines and reflecting the essence of the land on which the grapes are grown. He was one of the first wineries in the Margaret River to be Certified Organic and Biodynamic in 2017. He is an expert in Biodynamic farming techniques and making beautiful certified organic wines that reflect the land on which the grapes were grown with minimal interventions.
What are Organic wines?
There are broadly three ways you can grow grapes and make wine: conventional, organic and biodynamic – or a combination of these. In Australia, organic wines are made from grapes that have been grown organically – that is, without the use of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides or fungicides. It’s an environmentally friendly way of producing grapes that’s all about keeping a natural balance in the vineyard and the surrounding area.
Not all wines made organically are certified organic. Certification requires that the whole winemaking process – from growing the vines to bottling the wine – is organic. Getting certified takes years and involves a lot of hard work, as well as annual audits.
Organic wine isn’t ‘natural’ wine: This is an unofficial term that typically refers to low-intervention wine made using traditional processes and few or no additives. Many of these wines are organic but not all.
Organic wine isn’t necessarily vegan: Winemakers commonly use fining agents to refine and stabilise wine, and these can be made from milk protein, egg whites, gelatin or fish (but only trace amounts remain in the final product). Vegan wines are not fined or they use earth-based agents such as bentonite clay.
Organic doesn’t automatically mean preservative-free: Under Australian certification, organic wines can contain preservatives, but the limit is about half of what can be used in conventional wines. The most common preservative is sulphur dioxide (usually labelled as ‘preservative 220’), which
Biodynamics goes a step further than organics and is all about nurturing the soil and treating the vineyard as one big living organism. It’s based on the ideas of scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner and follows the lunar cycle, which guides the timing of things like pruning and harvesting. Biodynamic producers also use ‘preparations’ made from manure, fermented herbs and minerals. Studies show that biodynamic soils are the most diverse in microflora and fauna.
Biodynamic viticulture has become much more common in Australia in the past few decades, although only a small proportion of vineyards are farmed in this way.
Variety: Chenin Blanc 100%
Alcohol Content: 13.8% – 8.1 Standard Drinks
Colour: Pale Yellow with golden hues.
Serving Suggestion: Fresh Oysters, soft cheeses.
Awards / Medal:
WACC Wine Buyer Steve Score 94/100 – WACC Gold Medal.
Bouquet: Zesty with hints of cashew nuts and citrus.
Palate: Beautiful fine bead and magnificent nutty biscuit characters with a clean and zesty dry finish.
Oak Treatment: Nil but spent 12 months of yeast lees
Source /Region: Margaret River Western Australia.
Cellaring Potential: Drinking well now – Good for cellaring until 2028. Crown Seal Closure.
Tag Line: 100% Certified Organic 100% Margaret River!
Our Price: $21.00 per bottle or $18.90 in any 6