Lambrook Emerson Sparkling Pinot Noir Method Traditionelle 2017
Adelaide Hills pinot noir declares its depth and presence in red apple and subtle strawberry fruit, layered with the toasty, roast-nut complexity of four years of lees age. A noble effort for a first release, upholding the focus and restraint of cool-climate acidity, carrying the finish long and restrained, well matched to a low dosage. A little phenolic grip on the end is characteristic of the Adelaide Hills.
Emerson is made using the traditional sparkling wine method – whole-bunch cold pressed then bottle fermented for four and half years on the lees. One word sums it up… Amazing.