The RD 2012 Les Etoiles is coming soon. Aged 80 months sur lattes. Spectacular sparkling wine.
Notes from the initial release in 2015:
The 2012 vintage was very sunny and warm, in fact very similar to the hot vintage of 2010 but with one major difference, no frost damage! Better spring weather and a decent crop in the vineyard (still low at 1.5 tonnes per acre) also helped us harvest fruit of high quality.
The fruit was hand picked with the perfect acidity and sugar levels for sparkling. Our grapes take longer to reach the sugar and acidity levels needed for sparkling in PEC (when compared to other sparkling wine regions) and as a result our grapes display very complex ripe flavours at time of harvest.
The Les Etoiles is pure elegance; balance, with a concentrated flavour that comes from a long growing season and low yields in the vineyard. Made with 50% Pinot Noir & 50% Chardonnay.