2015 Blue Pyrenees Estate Midnight Cuvee

2015 Blue Pyrenees Estate Midnight Cuvee

Sabine Duval

"lovely depth of flavour on the palate, great bead, fantastic complexity."

Sabine Duval

Lloyd Heinrich

"Elegant and pristine. Such a great wine with food."

Lloyd Heinrich

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Sabine Duval

"lovely depth of flavour on the palate, great bead, fantastic complexity."

Sabine Duval

Lloyd Heinrich

"Elegant and pristine. Such a great wine with food."

Lloyd Heinrich

RRP: $38.00 per bottle21% OFF

$29.99

(buy 6 or more)

$30.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $7.75 with More info
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Blue Pyrenees has an enviable range of sparkling wines, spanning all ends of the spectrum from light fun fizz to rich sparkling red.
This vintage sparkling is famous for its freshness, with a soft and gentle mousse and lovely citrus tang. It's a fun aperitif style but with more complexity than meets the eye.

Quality Australian sparkling at a v. fair price. 

Expert Reviews

96 Points - Victorian Wine ShowTrophy for Best Sparkling of Show
95 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionTraditional method. 96% chardonnay, 4% pinot noir, 78% estate-grown, 22% from the upper slopes of Macedon. Trophy Victorian Wine Show '18. This had 3 years on yeast lees, and there's plenty to come with years on the cork.
92 Points - Huon HookeLight to mid-yellow colour, with some fluffy yeast aromas overlying lemon meringue nuances, the palate soft and creamy-textured, with a little well-managed liqueur and delicate but intense flavour. Lots of lemon and other citrus flavours. Delicious and refreshing. It’s a classic blanc de blancs style, the finish very refeshing, crisp and near-dry.
John Lewis - Newcastle HeraldThe base wine of this classy Blue Pyrenees flagship bubbly has an infusion of cooler-climate, higher natural acid material from the 700-metres-above-sea-levelMacedon area. Chief winemaker Andrew Koerner did this because vintages have been warmer at the Avoca home vineyards. The result is a 78 per cent Blue Pyrenees – 22 per cent Macedon base blend of 96 per cent chardonnay and 6 per cent pinot noir. It has fine, lingering bubbles, green-tinted straw hues and pear and cashew scents. Elegant white nectarine flavour shows on the front palate, Granny Smith apple, mineral and yeast characters chime in on the middle palate and the finish has slatey acid. 5/5 Stars
Winsor DobbinThere is terrific value to be found in this crisp and lively blanc de blancs style from Blue Pyrenees. Chardonnay fruit from the Pyrenees and Macedon Ranges in Victoria has produced a bubbly full of the joys of life with an impressive mousse, zingy palate and plenty of length. Grapes for this wine are picked at night to ensure maximum freshness. This is very stylish and refreshing with Granny Smith apple and kaffir lime juice notes.

Tech stuff

Sparkling
Blue Pyrenees Estate
Pyrenees
2015
750ml
12.7%
Cellar to 2026
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Positive yet delicate melon and nectarine with touches of white mushroom and brioche charm. Thrilling fruit line and length with an even mix of fine peach and fig giving extra subtle richness fruit lees, and stylish acid drive to the classy finish.

How was it made?

The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees for many years. Although handpicked fruit is desirable for the production of premium sparkling juices, daytime temperatures in most Australian wine regions mean that hand-picked fruit is often too warm when received into the press after a days picking. In 1992 the team at Blue Pyrenees decided to experiment with hand picking at night, under lights, to optimize both fruit condition and temperature. The results were an amazing improvement – crisper cuvee (free drained) juices of outstanding quality. The Midnight Cuvée was born. Nowadays the Blue Pyrenees team select the best fruit parcels, whilst on the vine, and continue to harvest at night, processing the fruit very rapidly, to generate the finest Chardonnay juices to use for the Midnight Cuvée. Although following the “methode traditionnelle” system is relatively expensive and time consuming, the rewards are evident in the glass.

Who made it?

Blue Pyrenees Estate, (formerly the Chateau Remy), was founded by Remy Martin in 1963. Passionate about discovering the potential for sparkling wine in cool climate conditions, the presence of Remy Martin in Australia paved the way for the likes of Champagne Houses Moet and Chandon as well as Louis Roederer to purchase vineyards and produce wine in Australia. Set amidst the idyllic blue-hued Pyrenees range in Western Victoria, the estate was later purchased in 2002 by Chris Smales and Andrew Koerner along with a small group of Sydney businessmen who continue to craft subtle and thought provoking styles from Pyrenees fruit. True to their origins, they are still producing beautiful sparkling wines too. A happy medium between ample sunshine and cool southern ocean winds ensures Blue Pyrenees grapes ripen at moderate temperatures, yielding vibrant fruit flavours. Various soil types are found at the Estate including brown sandy loam, gravel beds, rocky quartz, sandstone and clay. This diverse range ensures a dynamic range of wines with distinct flavour profiles. The Blue Pyrenees range includes Sparkling, Varietal and Reserve ranges as well as the Richardson and Museum series.