One of Australia’s most highly acclaimed sparkling wine labels, Pirie Tasmania is the latest evolution of one man’s belief that Tasmania can be one of the truly great wine regions of the world. Internationally-acclaimed Dr Andrew Pirie, Australia’s first PhD in viticulture and one of Australia’s most respected winemakers, has made significant contributions towards the current success of the Australian wine industry and Tasmania as a producer of cool-climate wines. The cool slopes of the Tamar Valley region, located in northern Tasmania have the potential to produce great sparkling wine. This richly flavoured cuvée made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir boasts complexity from barrel-aged base wine and reserve blending. It displays the impact of terroir and the favourable interaction of climate and soil on these vines.
Platinum Award & Trophy for Best Australian Sparkling – Decanter Magazine. Brioche and toasty notes from lees ageing are balanced by crisp apples and citrus lift on the bouquet. The palate is vibrant with citrus acidity adding drive to a full and rich mouthfeel, finishing with some nice slate and mineral notes. An outstanding sparkling wine that is rightfully considered among Australia’s best.