Tasmanian sparkling wine specialists, Pirie, have released a new addition to its range of premium wines with Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 – a rare and exquisite cuvee that showcases outstanding complexity and depth.
Handcrafted in the traditional method from select parcels of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes from the cool-climate slopes of Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, where some of the world’s finest sparkling wines are produced, Pirie Late Disgorged represents the highest quality wine in the brand’s sparkling portfolio.
Pirie Late Disgorged has been ten years in the making, spending the last decade on lees, and becoming Pirie’s first ten-year late disgorge wine from the iconic 2011 Tasmanian vintage.
Pirie Late Disgorged is a concentrated and classically structured wine designed to offer savoury complexity and elegance with a rich texture. The sparkling wine displays notes of cashew, citrus and brioche with a powerful palate before the cool-climate Tasmanian acidity kicks in to leave the perfect balance.
Pirie senior winemaker, Tom Wallace, said Pirie Late Disgorged is a must-try for all wine drinkers, showcasing just how good sparkling wine from Tasmania can be.
“It’s common knowledge among winemakers that Tasmania’s 2011 vintage is one to savour. Ten years on, lees has been leading to this moment and Pirie Late Disgorged represents the pick of the vintage,” Wallace said.
“There is an immediate brightness and freshness of colour when you pour Pirie Late Disgorged into a glass. You drink it in with your eyes as the pale lemon colour fills the glass and fine bubbles rise to the top. The taste has flavours of lemon and creamy mousse that invites you to keep tasting more.”
Wallace said that Pirie Late Disgorged is a highlight of what the sparkling wine specialists can make and what they want to achieve, and will only ever be produced in very strong years with the best parcels of fruit.
Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 is ready to drink now and will continue to develop nicely over the next three years. The wine comes in a premium gift box and is ideal for special occasion gifting or as a collector’s item.
Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 is available online at tamarridge.com.au for $145 per bottle.