This is the first vintage of Sparkling Wine produced by David Llewellyn at Lusca Vineyard.
It is a unique, single variety, Blanc de Noir wine, made exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown at Lusca vineyard. The grapes were gently pressed immediately after harvest, on 24 October 2018, gently extracting only the delicate bright pink colour from the skins of the grapes. The wine was cool fermented to full dryness and rested on the lees for 6 months, with intermittent stirring of the lees, before bottling.
The wine was aged for 12 months in bottle, on its lees, before riddling and disgorging by hand.
It is reminiscent of French Champagne, but there are notes of summer red berries, with a hint of toasted almonds, really elegant and a gorgeous gift idea!