The 2019 tirage of DAOSA Natural Réserve is the fourth release of this wine.
DAOSA Natural Réserve is aged on lees for at least 18 months before release. The current release shows classic Pinot Noir characters with subtle strawberry notes and ripe Chardonnay fruit on the middle palate, tempered by a fine bead and a beautiful complexity and length from the R serve wines. A classic example of Australian sparkling wine, made in the traditional method.
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Planted by Charles “Chilly” Hargrave in 1987, the Summertown Vineyard (Piccadilly Valley) is one of the oldest vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. It is planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the fruit has always been used for sparkling wine – and some years for top end table Chardonnay.
The Bizot vineyard is situated in the heart of Piccadilly Valley, and is one of the highest vineyards in the valley at 500m altitude. The soil is red clay and sandy loams over a 70 million-year-old shale rock formation. The Chardonnay is planted on a north-north east facing slope.
The terroir in the higher, cooler slopes of the Piccadilly Valley makes it ideal for Sparkling wine produced using Méthode Traditionnelle.