Fresh and vibrant King Valley Prosecco fruit provides intense and elegant fruit characters and delicate texture on the palate.
Fresh and complex nose of Corella pears, Fuji apples and lime along with the perfumed scent of jasmine flowers. Super refined texture on the palate displays well integrated CO2. A soft and gracious finish complemented by sweet almonds and lingering fruity notes.
Enjoy with Seville orange souffle and cream; Blood orange and Campari jelly with ice-cream; Caprese salad. Serving temperature 6° – 8°C.
The King Valley is one of Australia’s most exciting, emerging wine regions. It is located in North East Victoria – approximately three hours North of Melbourne and seven hours South of Sydney. Home to the most picturesque and unspoilt valley in Australia, King Valley benefits from a cool climate with extremely varied terrain, that ranges from snow-capped Alps to sun baked fields.
The growing season was a return to gentle, mild and cool conditions. Cool nights and mild days extended the growing season while retaining natural acidity. The fruit quantity was balanced and fruit quality was exceptional, producing vibrant aromas and intense flavours in the white varieties. Overall, a classic vintage producing excellent white and sparkling wines.
The fruit for the Prosecco was picked in mid March at 10.1° baumé. The grapes were picked in the early morning, and quickly pressed off skins into tank for fermentation with some solids to provide complexity and richness. The wine was left on yeast lees with minimal SO2 and weekly stirring to protect the freshness in the wine and add complexity. At the blending stage reserve wine Prosecco up to 4 years of age was added to build further structure, complexity and palate weight. The finished base wine was Charmat fermented slowly at 12°C with the natural CO2 produced during secondary ferment being retained under pressure in the wine. After completion of the secondary fermentation the wine was chilled and filtered off yeast lees. At this stage, the wine received a small addition of expedition liquor to provide the final balance and structure. The wine was bottled under a crown seal closure.